Mitch Albom Nails It

From October 26, 2022

Long time Journal readers are very aware of the friendship I forged in Haiti with the best-selling author Mitch Albom, who runs an orphanage that used to be not far from Santa Chiara. Since the earthquake, Mitch has come to Haiti every month for about a week. His orphanage is more of boarding school. It is an amazing operation.

Catholic Voices in Haiti

From October 25, 2022

Catholic Relief Services educational and health care programs have been suspended. “Roads are
blocked, and [staff] can’t get on the road to go to the office,” Akim Kikonda, the C.R.S. country
representative, told The Associated Press. “There is no gas to drive their cars, and in some cases,
there is no internet at the office.” He added: “You can imagine our frustration…when we see the
needs are greater than they have ever been, but we are unable to go meet those needs.”


From October 24, 2022

When the women finish doing the laundry, instead of dumping the dirty water down the drain, they store in a barrel. The water is then moved in smaller amounts to the bathrooms on the first floor. The kids will use the dirty water to flush the toilets, thereby saving the trucked-in water from the reservoir. It might sound like not much, but with all these kids, there is a whole lot of flushing every day.

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