Bermudians send $20,000 of help to Haiti
Generous Bermudians have filled a shipping container bound for poverty-stricken Haiti.
Feed My Lambs Ministry will send about $20,000 worth of donated items to the French-speaking Caribbean country later this month.
Linda Adderley, the sister of charity founder Phillip Rego, said that the donated items — which include doors, windows, toilets, sinks and tiles — would be used to build housing for the charity’s leadership team in the country.
Ms Adderley said that a single room was being used to house eight staff members.
The Bermuda charity runs an orphanage for 64 children and a school for 700 in Montrouis.
Ms Adderley added: “The board of directors that is down there, they’re Haitians who were actually orphans and now they’re leaders.
“They’re running Feed My Lambs there.”
She said the donated items would go towards helping to give the staffers “a quality of life”.
The building materials were supplied by island companies, including Baptiste Limited, Pembroke Tile and Stone and Surface Trends.
Clothing collected by Warwick Academy students will also been included in the container.
Ms Adderley said the clothes would be distributed to children.
She said: “It’s not just for the orphanage — it’s actually for the whole village.” Ms Adderley said that the charity had been collecting items for about ten years.
She said: “Bermudians are so generous. We have so much here. People are constantly dropping things off to me on a weekly basis.”
Ms Adderley said that the “great need” of the charity was to get sponsorships for the school’s students.
She said the cost — 69 cents a day — helped to provide for education, medical costs and clothing.
Ms Adderley added: “That’s $252 dollars a year.”
She said that about 150 of the school’s 700 students were sponsored.
Donations to the charity can be made at feedmylambsministry.org
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