Hungry to Help Haiti

Anthony Capkun
January 15, 2010
The Canadian electrical industry has been a leader in helping feed children in Haiti and around the world through the Hungry for Change Campaign (Canadian Feed the Children). One of its community partners is The House of Hope orphanage, which has helped orphaned or abandoned children experience full, healthy childhoods. It is located in Gressier, where earthquake damage was rated 9 out of 10 on the intensity scale.
Despite the massive earthquake that rocked Haiti just days ago, we have learned that all 200 children in the orphanage are safe, and the building (one of a very few) remains standing. Miraculously, many of the children had left school just moments before various buildings collapsed in the earthquake.

House of Hope director Alice Barthole reports the village was “flattened, and there are many people dead and injured on the streets, with very little help”.

At this point, the orphanage has water, power and food, but many people are coming to the orphanage for help. The supplies will run out quickly, repairs will be required and the ongoing needs of the orphanage will be greater than ever.


Hungry For Change and Canadian Feed the Children are working together to bring House of Hope and other Haitian partners the humanitarian aid they’ll need over the coming weeks, months and years. Immediate needs are food, water, sanitation and shelter.

If you want help, NOW IS THE TIME and this is the place!

Hungry For Change is an important way the electrical industry can continue to make a difference. Please make a donation right now to help the children and families in Haiti. Ajax Downs has once again generously offered to match all donations (up to $50,000), so your gift is guaranteed to double.


(If you’ve already made a contribution to Canadian Feed The Children or another charity working in Haiti, please accept our deepest gratitude on behalf of the children.)


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