As The Country Recognizes The 10 Year Anniversary Of The 2010 Haiti Earthquake, Hope For Haiti Receives $3 Million Grant From The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation

Monday, January 6, 2020 Environmental Health
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In honor of the 10 year anniversary of the devastating 2010 Haiti Earthquake, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has awarded a $3,085,000 multi-year grant to Hope for Haiti's healthcare program, which provides access to quality healthcare, dental care, and medication to families in southern Haiti.

PHOENIX, Jan. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has awarded a $3,085,000 multi-year grant in support of Hope for Haiti in response to the organization's Haitian Solidarity Campaign. The campaign seeks to honor the people of Haiti and their resilience during a decade which saw the devastating impact of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Hurricane Matthew and the most recent wave of political and civil unrest. Funds from the grant will be primarily focused on improving access to quality healthcare, medication and dental services in Southern Haiti.

"We became involved with Hope for Haiti when the earthquake hit 10 years ago and wanted to help. We did our research on organizations working in Haiti and chose them for their intimate knowledge of the country, their boots on the ground and their efficient use of resources to maximize every dollar for those in need," said businesswoman Renee Parsons. "We've continued to partner with Hope for Haiti for all of these same reasons 10 years later. They are making a difference in the communities they serve and we've seen transformational change for the better over the last 10 years. We're proud to work with Hope for Haiti on these important initiatives now, and into the future."

Hope for Haiti's medical programs include managing a free-standing clinic, training and staffing community healthcare workers, operating mobile clinics that extend its reach into rural areas and collaborating with partner agencies to distribute donated medical equipment, medication and medical supplies. In addition to providing direct primary care and underwriting the cost of surgeries, Hope for Haiti is also addressing an increase in chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and malnutrition through both medical intervention and community health education. The organization has also increased its focus on women's health and services for girls in their partner communities in Southern Haiti.

"Hope for Haiti strives to provide the Haitian people with a pathway to a better life despite the numerous challenges that exist, such as the pronounced lack of medical care," said Hope for Haiti CEO Skyler Badenoch. "The success of our mission relies on generous donors like The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation and thanks to this grant, thousands of children, parents and grandparents will get desperately needed care that not only treats but prevents illness."

Hope for Haiti is the leading nonprofit focused on comprehensive poverty alleviation, healthcare and education in Southern Haiti. The organization has implemented an integrated model for development that has been proven to reduce poverty by working with community leaders in rural communities in five key program areas: education, healthcare, infrastructure, access to clean water and economic opportunity.

"Renee and I believe that healthcare is a basic human right," said businessman Bob Parsons. "Hope for Haiti is making it possible for even the most impoverished Haitians to receive medical treatment, essential medications and compassionate care."

Longtime supporters of Hope for Haiti, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has committed more than $10 million to the organization since 2010 in support of disaster relief, education, healthcare and community development initiatives. Hope for Haiti has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is recognized as a Platinum Level partner by the GuideStar Exchange. To learn more, visit http://www.hopeforhaiti.com.

About Hope For Haiti: Hope for Haiti is a Naples, Florida, based 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission to improve the quality of life for the Haitian people, particularly children. Building upon 27 years of experience, Hope for Haiti works in five core program areas (Education, Healthcare, Water, Infrastructure and Economy) to connect, heal and empower communities in the Greater South of Haiti. Hope for Haiti is a 4-star rated charity by Charity Navigator and is a participant at the Platinum Level through the GuideStar Exchange, two leading independent evaluators recognizing the organization's transparency and careful stewardship of donor resources.

About The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation: The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation offers support to nonprofit organizations successfully working to empower, educate, nurture and nourish people during what is often the darkest time of their lives. Founded in 2012 by philanthropists and business leaders Bob and Renee Parsons to provide hope and life-changing assistance to the country's most vulnerable populations, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation offers critical funding at critical times to those in need. The Foundation's giving is driven by the core belief that all people – regardless of race, religion, roots, economic status, sexual orientation or gender identity – deserve access to quality healthcare, education and a safe place to call home. Follow @WeDealInHope on social media or visit TBRPF.org to learn more about partner organizations and the important work being done in the community.

 

SOURCE Hope for Haiti



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