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Haiti: one year later “Hope” continues its work

By Pamela Reidy

When there is despair, look around and you will find hope. Hope is not some vague outcome we vision for the future; it is very nearby. This week, one year after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, Worcester marked the anniversary with prayer services, progress reports and remembrances of the dead; it also celebrated the work of several local citizens to raise Haiti out of the ruins.

Spirit of Hope, Inc. a Worcester non-profit founded after the earthquake had a heroes’ breakfast to introduce local volunteers who have worked in Haiti to the people that funded them. Local schools participated in Hats for Haiti, allowing children to wear a hat in school, each paying a dollar to be contributed to Spirit of Hope’s fund for educators who want to travel and work in Haiti.

Spirit of Hope is a funding organization that provides financial support to individuals or groups traveling to Haiti to work temporarily or permanently directly with the poor. Continue reading Haiti: one year later “Hope” continues its work