It’s been nearly two months since Hurricane Matthew devoured Haiti where GoServ Global rescues the vulnerable – orphans, widows, abandoned babies, displaced families, etc. Shacks that once served as homes before the hurricane are now missing roofs, or walls, or both. Hurricane Matthew damaged nearly every home in the area. The structures that families are living in seem impossible, yet they have no where else to go.
GoServ Global Team Leader Terry Prickett explains one of the houses he saw on his recent mission trip to Haiti. “The roof collapsed so it looked like a roof teepee on the ground. We saw a couple of elderly ladies sitting out front with a little hole that one was climbing out of. That’s what they’re living in and they’re probably one of the lucky ones because they have a roof. I’d estimate that 90% of the homes that are left don’t even have roofs on them.”
GoServ Global is focusing relief efforts on housing.
All of the Safe T Homes® withstood the 145 hurricane winds with minimal damage and many lives were saved as up to 60 people crowded into the homes to ride out the storm. Thanks to donations, GoServ Global has already built more than 5 Safe T Homes® with 30 more Safe T Homes® enroute via three shipping containers. Roofs have been replaced on some of the GoServ Global traditional buildings that sustained damage.
GoServ Global has already purchased land by the Village of Hope that includes 60 Safe T Homes®. An extra 150 community members have been staying at the Village of Hope because their homes were destroyed. GoServ Global expects to build 10 more Safe T Homes® on this property.
GoServ Global will also focus building Safe T Homes® in Les Anglais, a community just west of Les Cayes that was totally destroyed (what’s left of their homes are pictured at the top of this post).
“The need is so great in this area – it’s the poorest of the poor,” shared GoServ Global Co-Founder Ken DeYoung. “Thousands and thousands of homes were wiped out because they were made with thatch. Many people died and now cholera is running rampant.”
GoServ Global needs your help! 100% of your donation goes to the Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund. Give online at https://goservglobal.org/give & Choose “Haiti Hurricane Matthew” in the dropdown).
Donations may also be sent to: GoServ Global
PO Box 193
Eagle Grove, IA 50533
Write “Hurricane Relief ” in the memo line.
Each Safe T Home® costs $5,700 to purchase from Sukup Manufacturing, $1,000 to ship, and $300 for concrete for a total of $7,000 to get the home from Sheffield, Iowa to Les Cayes, Haiti, built.
Two teams have been working in Haiti this past week. One of the exciting jobs the teams helped with is unloading the 1st of many shipping containers that arrived in Les Cayes. The container included Safe T Homes®, generators, farm equipment, chairs, and much, much more!
In the past few weeks, teams have also completed 4 Safe T Homes® at the Center of Help Orphanage that was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew.
Thanks to everyone for their donations.
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GoServ Global is building the country’s first Evangelical-Free Church called Inheritance Church. Eventually this building will be used as a Christian school as well. These funds will bring utilities to the Inheritance Church building, will enable GoServ Global to build a fresh-water well, add a septic system and electricity, and would prep the floor for walls, in addition to paying off all 2016 expenses.
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Here is a 1-min time-lapse video that shows GoServ Global work teams building 3 Safe T Homes® at the Center of Help Orphanage in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew destroyed the orphanage’s traditional-style buildings. Thanks to GoServ Global Ambassador Zach Liscio for the footage.
The Safe T Home® can be built in a few hours using simple hand tools and costs $5,700 for 1 home. Help GoServ Global raise funds to provide more homes in Haiti – the need is great. Learn more about the Safe T Homes® at https://goservglobal.org/safe-t-home/
It’s been three weeks since Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti. More than 1,000 people are estimated to have died and 1.4 million need humanitarian aid. While GoServ Global’s orphans and staff are alive, and 100% of our Safe T Homes® withstood the 145 mph winds, the need is still great!
Your donations have already provided life-saving relief. Last week GoServ Global sent a shipping container filled with 800+ sheets of metal roofing, food, emergency supplies, and much, much more. In addition, 20 more Safe T Homes® were shipped to Haiti as well.
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A GoServ Global team of 6 brothers built these 2 Safe T Homes this past February at this orphanage. We praise God the Safe T Homes withstood Hurricane Matthew and the children survived.
We are so thankful for everyone who has donated to Hurricane Matthew Relief. We are especially touched when children get involved, like 10-year-old Hannah who asked her parents if she could do chores to earn money to support GoServ Global’s orphanages! This precious child raised $75.91.
Please continue praying for Haiti and for our two teams who are serving there this week.
Urgent Prayer Requests:
Les Cayes has experienced heavy rains for the last 12 hours with more forecasted on the way. There is flooding! Pray for the rains to stop.
GoServ Global’s 3rd relief team since Hurricane Matthew is heading to Haiti today!
GoServ Global loaded a shipping container yesterday with steel roofing, food, generators, chain saws, hand tools, tarps, and much, much more! Thank you to everyone who’s supported the Hurricane Matthew Relief!
Our GoServ Global mission team has been hard at work building Safe T Homes at the Center of Help Orphanage. Here is part of a blog post from Tammy Davis, whose husband and son are serving on a GoServ Global mission team in Haiti:
I sense it in my farmer’s voice.
I read between the lines in his texts.
There’s so much devastation.
People are on the side of the road hollering for food.
Trucks are being stopped and raided to take the food.
There are road blocks.
A broken people, in a broken nation; hurting.
And even going seems like it’s not enough.
Why do the battered and broken keep receiving the blows?
What should our response be?
My farmer and farm boy are in the heart of Haiti where the eye of the storm passed through.
An angry storm that relentlessly bashed an already weary nation.
They are working hard to help.
To bring hope, light and relief.
We can’t fix everything in this world.
But we can make a difference.
One life at a time.
Jesus’ command when he left this earth was to GO make disciples of all nations.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you.
We need to go.
Whether it is in prayer; to go to our knees
– or physically go to be present- here in this nation or across the Oceans
-or to go by staying and giving out of our resources ; empowering others to Go.
We all have a responsibility.
It is all equally important.
Can you make a difference today?
Make the choice to go.
Go–Where you are needed.
Go– to your knees in prayer for those that are in need and how you can help.
G0– by giving of your resources.
If you would like to Go by staying, you can make donations to the Hurricane Matthew relief in Haiti by clicking https://goservglobal.org/give/
FROM THE FIELD: Mission Team
A team of 10 led by Dennis Anderson built a Safe T Home yesterday at the Center of Help Orphanage where several traditional buildings were badly damaged by Hurricane Matthew.
During the storm, children and staff from orphanage as well as community members huddled in the lone Safe T Home on the property. They survived.
The plan is to build 5 Safe T Homes on the property.
We are so grateful for the outpouring of support we’ve received already. Please continue to pray for Haiti – for our leaders and our children, for our mission teams (1 is heading to Haiti tomorrow), and for funding for Safe T Homes. Sukup has 24 homes ready to go; GoServ Global is raising funds to pay for them.
1 Safe T Home = $5,700
Ship 1 Safe T Home = $1,000
Cement in-country = $300
Altogether to get 1 Safe T Home from Sheffield, IA to Les Cayes, Haiti all set up = $7,000
(10 Safe T Homes fit on 1 Shipping Container)