The plight of Haiti and it's people has long been desperate, with over eighty percent of Haitians living in abject poverty. The January 12, 2010 earthquake destroyed much of what little the Haitians did have. Haitian Relief Services is a registered 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, working in cooperation with River Falls, Wisconsin churches. Its purpose is to raise funds for projects done in Haiti, with engineering and labor provided by Haitians. Haitian Relief Services is run by two retiree volunteers and has no paid employees.
Projects to date in Ganthier, Haiti, have included the construction of a village of twenty five houses, a 12,000 gallon village water cistern and a beautiful new school. the first floor of the school is an elementary school and the second floor is a secondary school. In total the school can accommodate 650 chilren. We are presently raising funds to support teacher salaries to make possible lower tuition, since there is no public education in Haiti and salaries are paid by student tuition. Future plans include additional support of the school, the construction of a guest house, and the introduction of clean-oil (castor, jatropha and macauba trees) farming to the region of Ganthier, Haiti. Clean-oil farming, when established, will yield the marketable product, biodiesel. It also has the potential to completely eliminate charcoal as a cooking fuel and to regenerate degraded farmland. The guest house is needed to provide housing for donors and volunteers since there is no hotel in Ganthier.
We welcome any and all donations, which are fully tax deductible. Your donation will go entirely to benefit the Haitian people. You may donate through PayPal or by sending a check to our treasurer (address on "contact us" page).