Local efforts strive to bring Hope for Caribbean Kids
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
“At first, it sounded like such an overwhelming task,” said Miriam Adams. “But we strongly believe in God and nothing is too big for God to help us.”
The Hope for Caribbean Kids board purchased land this year for a school building in a remote mountain top of southern Haiti.
“This is an exciting task,” said Adams, who has been a board member for four years. “If you understand this is a third-world country, this is definitely a need.
“The school system is tied into a lunch program; so if there’s no school, it’s possible the children are not eating.”
The local not-for-profit has a small volunteer base, but has been contributing through spiritual and tangible aid since incorporating in 2003.
“The school is our biggest undertaking,” said founder Iva Presberry. “It’s going to take awhile.”