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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

St. Boniface Haiti Foundation

The St. Boniface Haiti Foundation was started through the outreach of one church and has grown into a hospital providing medical services and now education and food services as well. The reason I want to support this organization is that it has been on the ground for so long in Haiti. I feel that their commitment and continued work in the face of the difficulties of the earthquake and the aftermath to be inspiring. They are currently working on rehabilitating patients who are still recovering from their injuries during the earthquake. The hospital offered a place to recover and rejuvenate for over thirty seriously wounded patients; over half of these have recovered and returned to their family and friends. If their doctors and nurses can work and save patients in such conditions, then the least I can do is recognize their efforts and give them my dollar for the day.

A bit of info from their website: "The St. Boniface Haiti Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer organization founded in 1983 by the parishioners of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Quincy, Massachusetts. In the ensuing years, the effort has grown from an immunization project to a full-service hospital in Fond des Blancs with over 100 employees, which is the only source of health care for a population of 250,000 rural poor over 107 square miles. Many walk 20 miles or more for care and in FY 2007-2008, approximately 50,000 patients were seen. In addition to the hospital and health care programs we have now expanded into education and community development initiatives."

Truly an amazing group and here is their Charity Navigator score.

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