Help Build A Home For Our Haitian Family

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As some of you know, since 2015, I have been traveling on mission trips to Haiti through a nonprofit organization called CHARIS. My family has adoped a Haitian family whom we pray for and support in a small way on a regular basis. This family is currently living in a structure made with... Read More


As some of you know, since 2015, I have been traveling on mission trips to Haiti through a nonprofit organization called CHARIS. My family has adoped a Haitian family whom we pray for and support in a small way on a regular basis. This family is currently living in a structure made with tree limbs, corregated metal/plastic and tarps. The mother, Tamata, sleeps on the ground by the entrance to keep thieves out. The rest of the family sleep on the ground inside the home. Each hurricane season, their home is at-risk of being blown down, or is actually destroyed. Each time this happens, Tamata and the children scavenge to locate items to put the home together again. The photo you see with the clothes hanging on the line was taken in August 2017. The photo with Tamata's family, my daughters and I in front of the home was taken in January 2018, when we visited. It looks a little different because their house was knocked down by a huricane between 2017 and the time of our visit this year. 

I would like to raise $7,000 to build her and the children a home made out of concrete and brick, and also to build a few beds to get them off the ground. I am asking for your help with donations to reach this goal. Hurricane season starts in June and it would be good if this project could be started in April of this year.

CHARIS will handle getting the right people to build the home (there is a CHARIS missionary in Haiti most of the year) and at the same time give several Haitians the opportunity to make a small living for awhile. By the way, all the work is done through manual labor. You can learn more about CHARIS by going to this link http://www.charis4haiti.com/.

Thank you so much for whatever donation you can provide to the building of Tamata's home, no matter how small. I will keep you updated on the progress.

The Simmons & Garner Family

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Help Build A Home For Our Haitian Family

Julius Simmons, Helping Someone in Need on behalf of

on behalf of Tamata and Her Children located in Marigot, Haiti

Please help us build a home for our Haitian family. We are trying to raise $7,000 to build Tamata and her family a home with a solid foundation (roof, walls, floor etc.). A $7,000 home will be about the size of a two-car garage for 2 adults and 6 children to live in a little more comfort. Thank you

Julius Simmons is a retired IT Manager.and served as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He goes on annual mission evangelist and or medical mission trips to Haiti in support of the CHARIS organization. He can be reached at (847)543-8050 Julius Simmons

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    Alain Bellefleur

    3 days ago

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    Anonymous

    5 days ago

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    Jynelle Siemsen

    6 days ago

    Such a great cause and so inspiring. <3 the whole family

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    Anonymous

    8 days ago

    I'll be praying for Tamata, her family, and you too Julius! I so admire and appreciate your passion for these families. You're a bright light my brother!

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    Anonymous

    10 days ago

    Great cause. Good luck!

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    Edward Garbarini

    10 days ago

    Grateful & blessed we have people like this inthe world

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    G D

    13 days ago

    Send pictures!

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    Anonymous

    13 days ago

    A summer CAMP on WHEELS supports our Haitian Family

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    Anonymous

    13 days ago

    Dear Julius: We are very happy to contribute to this beautiful project.

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    Michael Croswhite

    14 days ago

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    Kyle Leibfritz

    14 days ago

    You’re doing amazing work and we’re happy to help! Erik, Kyle, and Ariel

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    Jeremy Escondo

    15 days ago

    I want to see the smiles and end result. Keep me updated. Dinner at the Simmons household again!

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    Steve Simon

    15 days ago

    WWJD

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    Hector Padilla

    15 days ago

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    Beth Snider

    15 days ago

    Thanks for opportunity to contribute!

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    Janeta Nikolova

    16 days ago

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    Anonymous

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    Mary Molik

    16 days ago

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    Rachel Simmons

    17 days ago

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    Julius Simmons

    17 days ago

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