We have still not been able to visit Port-au-Prince again, but have been able to connect with more organizations serving in the area or planning to serve in the area. The condiitons of those affected by the earthquake is still so poor and it continues to hold a piece of my heart. Although our organization is busy with our ongoing programs in the Dominican Republic, we remain determined to be a part of the rebuilding of Port-au-Prince for a better Haiti.
On Oct. 31st I will head to the US and Canada. I will be in New York City from Oct. 31st to Nov. 4th, then Nova Scotia, Canada from Nov. 4th to 9th, then Blacksburg, VA from Nov. 9th to Nov. 14th where I will be doing a TEDx talk, and then Winchester, VA and the Washington, DC area from Nov. 14th to 26th. I am in the process of setting up as many speaking dates as possible with churches and organizations. In NYC I will be able to connect with many Haitian groups as there is such a large Haitian population there.
Many I have reached out to have not replied, but some have replied and I will continue reaching out to make sure my time there is used to its fullest. I have spoken to at least one group that has a base in Port-au-Prince so I am looking forward to meeting with them. I will be representing our organization and work as a whole, not just the efforts in Port-au-Prince, but will be happy to talk about that and build partnerships with the appropriate groups.
Thank you for your support and of course, I will share how things went on this trip when I write my next update.