Category: Haiti

Alternative spring break in Haiti

Alternative spring break in Haiti

April 11 Lindsay Long, Fuller Center volunteer In March, a group of ten University of Cincinnati students took part in an Alternative Spring Break service trip to Haiti. A first for all of us, this trip was organized through an on campus organization that provides alternative winter and spring break trips, Serve Beyond Cincinnati (SBC). […]

Serving in Haiti

Serving in Haiti

April 11 Lane Hart, Fuller Center volunteer We made it back to the US Saturday evening and headed downtown in NYC for dinner and to hang out since we had a 12-hour layover at JFK. Some of our team members hadn’t seen Times Square, so we stopped in and had dessert at Planet Hollywood (tourist, […]

New construction and partnerships

New construction and partnerships

Feb. 28 It’s been a while since our last update from Haiti. Things have moved slowly over the past few months, due to the issues surrounding the tumultuous presidential elections here. We are excited to report that things are back in full swing now though, and this week marks the beginning of construction on a […]

Finding hope in Haiti

Finding hope in Haiti

Feb. 24 Bill Dowling, Fuller Center volunteer Yesterday we poured the footer so there is an actual outline of a building.  Today, the walls will start going up.  It should be a good day. We live in a protected world here. The Grace International facility where we are staying is surrounded by a high wall […]

"God is in our midst"

"God is in our midst"

Feb. 23 Maureen Webber, Fuller Center volunteer Three more nights and we’ll be on our way home.  The roosters have been in a competition over who has the best wakeup call for over an hour.  And soon after they start, the city below our window begins to stir. I hear the hum of 15,000 voices […]

First impressions

First impressions

Feb. 19 Edwin Upton, Fuller Center volunteer My first impression was that this was like the staged buildings you see at Disney World.  The houses look like they are ready to fall down and there is junk everywhere.  The main difference is that Disney World is spotlessly clean and there was trash everywhere.  My second […]

Sights, sounds and smells of Haiti

Sights, sounds and smells of Haiti

Feb. 19 Susan Bresnahan, Fuller Center volunteer Today is my first day in Haiti. The sights and sounds and smells as we left the airport and drove to the hospital were amazing to say the least. Sewage, rotting fish, jerk chicken, dust.  The blaring horns, people’s voices, motorcycles, cars, trucks. Stands selling everything and anything […]