Floris UMC began sending short-term mission volunteers to participate in Haiti rebuilding efforts after the devastating earthquake of 2010. Over a three-year recovery period, six different Floris United Methodist Volunteers in Mission teams traveled to various parts of Haiti to assist in reconstruction projects identified by the Methodist Church of Haiti (EMH). As rebuilding and disaster relief ended, Floris UMC aligned with the Haiti Partnership to build relationships and work collaboratively with Haitian partners for sustained community development. In March of 2015, Floris UMC sent its first team to Hermitage, a small agrarian and fishing village in the Bainet region of Haiti. Sustainable initiatives in which current short-term mission volunteers might serve alongside Hermitage community
leaders and residents include:
- Water system maintenance and enhancement
- Job development (tilapia project)
- Irrigation system and agricultural development
- Minor construction (school, church and dormitory maintenance and repairs)
- Education (teacher training, Vacation Bible School, ELL classes)
Volunteers age 18 and older are invited to be a part of the next scheduled team traveling to a remote area in Haiti, October 23-November 1 or 2, 2017. The estimated individual cost per team member is $1,500.
An interest meeting will be held July 9 after the 11 a.m. worship service.
To learn more about short-term Volunteer in Mission trips to Haiti, contact Jake McGlothin.
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