August 2015

Haymarket Husband and Wife are Angels for Haitian Orphans

Sleeping on a cement floor, the children were malnourished and ill from drinking contaminated water. Their distended bellies were full of worms. And they would change Debbie Harvey's life forever.

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July 2015

From Ella, a summer HHA volunteer….

The purpose of my trip to Cap-Haitien, Haiti, was to volunteer at an orphanage called Kay Anj, or House of Angels, for one week. I boarded the plane thinking how much I was going to […]

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The Making of the Helping Haitian Angels video

The following is a guest post by Tim Ryan of TAR Productions, who made both Helping Haitian Angels videos.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The amount of emotion and feeling that can […]

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Helping Haitian Angels (HHA) June 2015 Mission Trip Snapshot

Check out the new video highlighting our Mission Trip to Haiti in June 2015!

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November 2014

Helping Haitian Angels’ Breathtaking Blessings of 2014!

Helping Haitian Angels’ Breathtaking Blessings of 2014

Dear HHA Friends,
As you prepare to celebrate your Thanksgiving Holiday, we wish you and your families joy and prosperity. Gratitude explodes from our hearts when we see all that […]

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August 2014

Our Story of Glory! We’ve MOVED to our new HOMES!!!

Wait for it….wait for it… It happened…it really happened!
I sit here not knowing where to begin with all Gods blessings so far this week.
We have prayed through every meeting, discussion, job offer, and through every […]

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July 2014

Let them see HIM (Jesus) through us

We’re back from almost a month in Haiti with two AMAZING groups of teens, college students and adults. It’s wonderful to be home. We miss Haiti. We will be back loving our kids and Haiti […]

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May 2014

Honoring Michelle at our HHA Angel Run 5K

 

This morning was a gift.  A gift from our God.  A gift that after so much rain this week that the sun was shining and warm.  A gift to honor our friend Michelle Castillo who […]

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March 2014

Updates from Eddie “And so it Begins….”

And so it begins…

 

What a difference a week makes!  So we went from not much going on to the perfect storm on Monday morning.  The well drilling crew is scheduled to arrive at 10 and […]

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Celebrate Debbie’s 50th Birthday and help build our church!

Happy 50th Birthday Debbie!

Church site!

Happy Birthday Debbie 
Love, your Kay Anj family!

 

 

 
Bonjou HHA friends and family,

Debbie turns 50 on March 6!  We want to surprise her for her Birthday… We would love it if you would […]

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January 2014

Bill Harvey honored with “Good Ol Boy” award!

GOOD DEEDS

Good Deeds. We all know a Good Ol’ Boy who does Good Deeds. This page is dedicated to the Good Ol’ Boys who give of themselves. Often tirelessly

Funny thing is, most of these GOB’s […]

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September 2013

A Day of Awakening for Sarah and her children

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A Day of Awakening
Posted by Sarah Maurer on September 20th, 2013 

Today, my children got an amazing, firsthand lesson in being Jesus to those who live nearby. Some neighborhood kids had had no drinking […]

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Sarah’s Life in a Nutshell

Life in a Nutshell
Posted by Sarah on September 11th, 2013

When we first started talking about moving here, Jeremy and I talked about doing a blog.  We knew there would be friends and family we weren’t […]

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August 2013

The Blessing of True Friends

A happy heart is a grateful heart…

 

Always give thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20

I burst into inner song (trust me, I sing better in […]

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Running Dirty for our Angels- Join us!

We’re getting dirty for our Angels and we’d love it if you’d join us!  HHA is a chosen charity for the September 7th Running Dirty event.  It’s right here on Gum Springs Rd (Ticonderoga Farms). […]

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Play Dates at the Maurer’s House

Play Dates
Posted by Sarah on August 1st, 2013 

A couple weeks ago, we were playing at the KAD house (the orphanage) when I realized I needed to run home for something I’d forgotten.  Since it was […]

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July 2013

Our summer trips to Kay Anj Orphanage

Bonjou Everyone!
I hope you’re all enjoying your (hot!) summer.
I want to update you all on our Kay Anj Orphanage children and our summer trip to Haiti.
My daughter Becca, Haley Sortzi and I spent three and […]

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From our HHA Directors Sarah and Jeremy Maurer

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Posted by Sarah on July 6th, 2013 / 5 Comments

I had really hoped to post a couple times a week to keep every one up on life here […]

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June 2013

Hello summer! We have much to tell you about all that’s happening with HHA!  It’s going to be a wonderful, long summer.

Our Kay Anj Village fence is up!  Most of you know that we’ve waited […]

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April 2013

Welcome HOME Maurer Family

We at HHA are thrilled to introduce Jeremy, Sarah, Josiah, Gabi, Izzy and Caleb!  Welcome HOME Maurer family!!  The Maurer’s moved last week from Oakland, California to Cap Haitien, Haiti.  Can you say culture shock?! […]

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Helping Haitian Angels

by Kevin Cerretani

I lifted the 18″ level off the drain pipe and laid it at the base of the security wall, “Dig deepa!” I yelled, in my native Boston accent. “D deepa?” my Haitian counterpart […]

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March 2013

The President, Angels and Gouda

Question of the day — What does President Clinton, Helping Haitian Angels and Gouda have in common? If you answered “champions of the poor and most vulnerable” you would be right! All share a passion […]

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February 2013

Unsung Heroes

When Debbie Harvey’s husband Bill invited her to join him on an independent mission trip to Haiti, she had no idea how much her life was about to change. As a real estate agent and […]

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December 2012

Wishes do come true

From:

Helping Haitian Angels

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November 2012

Significant storm floods Cap Haitien

Many of you have heard by now that there is major flooding in Cap Haitien today.    Water from a massive storm rose 3 feet and rushed over the boulevard  that we drive on daily.
The […]

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October 2012

Debbie Harvey wins Working Women Award

Harvey was one of seven women who received the 2011 Toyota Tribute to Working Women Award.  In conjunction with WJLA-TV, Toyota’s award honors women from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia who have made a […]

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Update on recent Fundraisers!

Mesi! Mesi! Mesi!  to all who helped make our Barrel Oak Wine Event and our Global Giving Challenge a huge success!!

Our wine event raised $46,000 for our kids at Kay Anj!  It was a beautiful […]

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September 2012

Recent HHA News…

Our 2nd Annual HHA Wine Event was a huge success!!  With almost 300 in attendance we beat last years numbers for sure!

We are still processing the final numbers so stay tuned!

HHA was recently highlighted in […]

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Global Giving & HHA…we need your help!

 

 

Visit the Helping Haitian Angels Global Giving Page
Starting on September 1st, Helping Haitian Angels will begin a month long challenge organized through “Global Giving” in an effort to raise funds for our children in Haiti. […]

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August 2012

A wonderfully busy summer for HHA (part 2)

On the last day of our Trinity groups week our 3rd group for the summer came in.  As a matter of fact, they passed in the Cap Haitien airport!

This group was small with only  7 […]

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A wonderfully busy summer for HHA (part 1)

Whew! What more could we ask for than THREE awesome groups of teens, adults, church members, friends and family loving our kids this summer!  Bonye Bon tout fwa! (God is good all the time!).

Our first […]

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July 2012

A powerful week in Haiti

Haiti Trip June 2012
 

Whew!  What a week in Haiti.  We had 14 of the most amazing teens and their moms with us last week.

Our Kay Anj Orphanage kids LOVED having the teens to play basketball, […]

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June 2012

Linsey speaks at Park Valley Church

Our amazing, loving, funny missionary living in Haiti was back in town for a couple weeks and spoke at Park Valley Church in Haymarket, VA.  last weekend.  Click on the link below.

http://pvcpodcast.hipcast.com/rss/park_valley_church.xml

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May 2012

Bailey’s visit to Kay Anj…(you won’t want to miss this!)

The Flying Squirrel is a graceful (ahem…) yet technical entrance dive of sorts, that for me, only exists in the pool of the Mont Joli hotel. It’s a very Debbie Harvey sort of thing, as […]

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April 2012

April trip to Kay Anj D’Ayiti Orphanage

Our trip photos

Dear Friends of Helping Haitian Angels,
Our wonderful team of volunteers (HHA family) returned home last night from a very emotional and fulfilling week in Haiti.  God blessed us with the time to “get vertical” […]

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March 2012

One Child, Just One….Linsey’s update

I’m going to be a bit all over the place…so much to cover, so please bare with me.

 

Our dear friend and family member, Smitty, lost his 4 day old baby girl during Debbie’s trip here. […]

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February 2012

As we leave for Haiti tomorrow we learn about a change for tent cities

Inspectors with the Ministry of Public Works have also tagged 120,000 homes with yellow paint, meaning the structures are damaged but repairable. International donors, including the U.S. government, have helped renovate just 6,000 homes in […]

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January 2012

HHA front page of the Gainesville Times

 

Courtesy Photo/Helping Haitian Angels

Two years after the earthquake, Angels are still in Haiti
By Michelle Baker
Source: Gainesville Times
THURSDAY, JANUARY 26 2012

The world stopped briefly earlier this month to note the second year anniversary of the devastating […]

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While the Cat’s Away……..

An update from Linsey….she goes back home (to Haiti!) on Monday.

“Yo.Linsey.How come we gotta mouse eat all your little ball things?.”

Me: Come again?!

Ahhh…the mouse got to my bag of Quinoa!

 

#1. It’s official! We have a […]

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Christmas at Kay Anj D’ayiti 2011!

Good Morning HHA friends and family,

We had 15 awesome volunteers return home last night from a week of Christmas at Kay Anj! They are all well and thriving!  Our volunteers included 6 teenage girls who […]

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December 2011

The number one thing I need is Jesus!

Linsey’s Christmas Eve update…

Street kids = Lot kids (lot is street in creole) I had the best day of my life today. Seriously. The Street kids had their Christmas party this morning, and they were nice […]

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December Update from our Linsey…

Hello Everyone,

Linsey sent an update for you all tonight!  I hope you all have a wonderful, memorable Christmas with your friends and families!
Debbie

From Linsey….

GIRL  trip

It was great having our Founder, Debbie and my friend Lisa […]

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November 2011

Linsey’s Update (Part 2)

I promise..really promise my updates will get shorter!!!  I promise!

-Getting away from God

It can be hard…much like the US…when you get into “your schedule” and you go about your day handling YOUR plans, etc. and […]

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Update from Linsey part 1

Now that things are back to normal – you will get more reports (shorter and more frequent)

Here we go….

-Archibal Day

Spending the day with Archi was quite the experience. Tap taps, motos, smuggling in the border […]

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HHA and BOW Fundraiser…update!

The donations from our Barrel Oak Winery Fundraiser continued coming in this week!  We raised a total…drum roll please…..$25,000!!!  God is so good all the time!  Thank you to all who came to BOW to […]

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HHA event a HUGE success!

What an amazing evening!  300 of our closest friends, a beautiful winery (Barrel Oak Winery), a gorgeous evening,  amazing auctioneer (thanks Mike O’meara), HALO teens, fabulous food (thanks Mike Hoover, Bad to the Bone) and […]

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You’re all Invited! HHA and Barrel Oak Winery

Barrel Oak Winery and Helping Haitian Angels Fundraiser

You’re all invited to a fun night of sipping fabulous wines, great food, amazing bands and awesome auction gifts!!  Please come on November 5th from 5:30-9:30 to Barrel […]

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October 2011

Weekly update from Linsey in Haiti

I know it’s long but there’s so much to tell…
The kids all wanted an “orphan” pet to care for.  Sony’s mom gave them a little kitten.  They are very proud to have a pet. I […]

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Barrel Oak Winery and HHA on Nov. 5th~ You’re invited!

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
(There’s still time to invite your friends and family too!)

Event Reminder…
HHA Wine Festival 2011 @ Barrel Oak
AUCTIONS, FOOD, FUN, MUSIC, & WINE all benefiting Helping Haitian Angels!

COMING UP ON
Saturday, November 5th
from […]

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Our Kay Anj kids are giving back!

From Linsey–Our HHA missionary now living in Cap Haitien, Haiti

Our “oldest seven” (oldest 7 kids at Kay Anj) will be volunteering […]

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Powered by God part 3

Powered by God, Part 3 — On Wednesday, we were privileged to watch our Kay Anj boys win their soccer game 1-0! And, throughout the rest of our week we danced, sang, laughed, colored pictures […]

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Powered by God part 2

Powered by God, Part 2 — Tuesday afternoon was an extremely special day for our Kay Anj (Angel House) children. It was their first day back to school! However, when they came home, they told […]

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HHA October Trip – “Powered by God”

October 2011 Trip to Cap Haitien, Haiti – Powered by God (A Three-Part Blog)

Powered by God – there is no other way to describe our recent trip to Haiti. The Helping Haitian Angels (HHA) […]

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September 2011

Our new website is here!

Dear HHA Volunteers, Supporters, & Friends and Family,

We are thrilled to announce the release of our new HHA website!

You can check out our upcoming fundraising events, Angels blog, recent trip photos/videos, sponsorship info., corporate partners, […]

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July 2011

Our week in Cap Haitien

Hello Everyone,

Before I begin with the highlights of our Haiti trip there are a few people we’d like to thank.  Thank you GOD for giving us the gift of our Haitian friends and family.  Thank […]

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April 2011

Our Easter Visit to Kay Anj

Hello Everyone!

We hope you’re all enjoying your Spring Break.  We returned from Haiti last night and want to give you an update on our Kay Anj kids. First, I’d like to thank everyone who generously […]

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March 2011

Introducing… Helping Haitian Angels Video!!

Hello everyone,

We are so excited to show you… drum roll please… our very own HHA video!!

So many have worked hours and hours to make this video something we’d be proud of.

I’m feeling the need to […]

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January 2011

Merry Christmas Kay Anj Kids!

Let me apologize up front for the length of this blog update…we had a wonderful week and want to fill you all in!

Bill and I and our wonderful volunteers (including our daughter Becca and niece […]

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Cap Haitien here we come!

We are leaving for the airport in about an hour and wanted to thank you all for your love and support of our work in Haiti.

We have 12 people (including Becca and Lauren, our niece) […]

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Haiti and Helping Haitian Angels 2011

Today is the one year anniversary of massive earthquake shook Haiti on January 12, 2010. In less than 40 seconds, most of Port-au-Prince was in ruins. More than 100,000 homes and buildings collapsed, hillsides crumbled, […]

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December 2010

Merry Christmas and Thank You!

“Thank you” seems like such a completely inadequate phrase to express the profound gratitude that we at HHA feel for what you have done for our Kay Anj kids and the people of Haiti this […]

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November 2010

Cholera in Cap Haitien – Devastating

Hello Everyone,

We normally don’t send more than one Haiti email/blog entry each week or two but we feel that this email from our pediatrician in Cap Haitien, Haiti, Dr. Eugene Maklin, must be […]

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Happy Birthday Giovanni!! You’re an ANGEL!

Imagine my surprise when I opened our HHA P.O. box and found an $800 check from a 9 year old boy from Alexandria.

Sweet Giovanni told all of his friends and family that he had everything […]

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Save your stuff for HHA’s Second Annual Yard Sale!

Our Second Annual Yard Sale will be here before we know it!!  It will be held on Saturday,  April 30, 2011.

Please start sending us your donations now!!  Go through your closets, attic, basement and garage!  […]

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October 2010

$100 and a Handshake!

HHA in Haiti October 2010

That’s how it’s done in Haiti… $100 and  handshake!  We are now proud land owners in Limonade, a suburb of Cap Haitien.  Some of you may remember when we came home […]

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Surprise!! That’s what we’ll yell when we get to Kay Anj on Thursday!

In just 30 hours Bill and I and 12 wonderful volunteers leave for Port au Prince, Haiti.  We will stay in PaP and try to take in the devastation of the earthquake that struck a […]

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September 2010

Our local Teens are HHELPing in Haiti!!

Kids Helping Kids… is there anything better?! We at HHA believe that the only way to change the world is to begin with our young generation… the kids.  If we can teach our children […]

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August 2010

Baby Anjelique and her Mommy and Daddy

Debbie and Bill,

Thank you for your confidence in us and your trust in God’s plan.  Words will never be able to describe how grateful we are that Anjelique Bienci brought us together.  I will forever […]

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From Ray and Melissa Lewis…

Dear Friends and Family,

We cannot thank you enough for supporting our trip Cap Haitien, Haiti. We truly appreciate your prayers, donations, and financial contributions. As expected, our trip to Haiti was a life changing experience […]

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July 2010

Tout Bagay Possib ak Bondye ~ All Things are Possible with God

We just returned home after 8 days in Cap Haitien with an amazing group of volunteers that Bill and I now call family.

Most had never been to Haiti.  They were touched by the culture, the […]

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Earthquake in Haiti was 6 months ago today… we leave Sunday.

Today we mark six months since the 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti and devastated the capital, Port-au-Prince. It left more than 300,000 people dead and destroyed 280,000 homes and businesses.  Millions continue to struggle today. Recovery […]

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June 2010

Donate your kids T-Shirts to Helping Haitian Angels!

We are teaching our Kay Anj kids to sew! Thanks to Denise for donating 3 treadle sewing machines in her mothers name. In Haiti when girls are old enough to leave an orphanage […]

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May 2010

14 new children move into Kay Anj House this week

What an amazing trip we had.  It started with a short drive to Charlotte, NC to get on a Hendrick Motorsports private plane.  The Hendrick staff treated us like family.  We loaded our supplies, met […]

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Thank You Hendrick Motosports! We’re headed to Haiti tomorrow!

What a gift!  10 days ago I got a call from Natalie (she found HHA in March on Google and needed an orphanage for 6 siblings to live after the quake) in Charlotte, NC.  She […]

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1st Annual HHA Yard Sale a HUGE Success!

Our goal was five thousand dollars… we made… drum roll please… NINE thousand dollars!!

What a blessing for our beautiful kids in Kay Anj House.  Please read the email that was sent to the HHA Yard […]

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April 2010

HHA Spirit Night at Chick Fil A in Gainesville, VA!!

May is a very busy month for HHA… we know you’ve gotten lots of  correspondence from us.  We promise it won’t go on forever!

Take a break from cooking dinner tomorrow and come have dinner at […]

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There are many ways to help and support HHA!

Spring is in the air which means the beginning of Yard Sale season!  May 1st is our first annual HHA yard sale!  Please come out to our new Park Valley Church location at 4500 Waverly […]

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March 2010

Introducing… our new Kay Anj family members!

Congratulations it’s a boy and a girl and boys and girls!  Eight  of James’ brothers, sisters and cousins arrived safely from Port au Prince yesterday. You may remember that these are the children who lost […]

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Our weekend with our Kay Anj kids

Good Morning everyone,

We just wanted to give you a quick update on our whirlwind trip to Haiti last weekend.

We were apprehensive about what we’d find… skinny kids, their things “missing”, no shoes, no one going […]

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We leave for Cap Haitien on Friday…

In three days well be in Cap Haitien and do we have a long list of things to take care of!  The most important meeting on our list is meeting with James.  James is the […]

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6 new kids coming to our Kay Anj House!

This is an amazing chain of events… I call it Gods Perfect Timing.

I got an email from a woman, Natalie, from Charlotte, NC asking if I could help her find a place for 7 children that […]

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February 2010

Prayer March in Cap Haitien. 500,000 Praising God!

500,000 or so Christian Haitians taking to the streets in Cap Haitian asking God for mercy. It was a prayer walk for the future of Haiti. The march stretched for miles. […]

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A Heart for Haiti Luncheon and Fashion show… a HUGE success!

Thanks to all who attended our first annual “Heart for Haiti Luncheon and Fashion Show”. So many to thank… thank you John and Joe Cusato of Sunset Crest Manor for donating your beautiful location for […]

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Small earthquake in Cap Haitien today

Keep praying.

~Debbie

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Update from Dr. Dean Woodard…

The team has been home for over a week and getting back to “normal” life since their trip to Haiti.  The following is an entry in Dr. Dean Woodard’s journal…
After working Friday 21st with Dr. […]

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THANK YOU Neelsville Middle School!

What a wonderful group of caring, loving kids at Neelsville Middle School in Germantown, MD. We were honored that Ms. Denise Cherry invited us (Debbie, Lisa and Leila) to speak to her students about our […]

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January 2010

Friday…

Good Morning!

It’s been a few days and the team of 32 is all home and “decompressing” from an amazing week in Cap Haitien.

I’m sure you’ve all seen the news, videos, YouTube, blogs etc…

BABY STERLY IS […]

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Rescheduled! Support HHA “A Heart for Haiti Luncheon and Fashion Show”

Our Heart for Haiti Valentines luncheon and fashion show  is being moved to…

FEBRUARY 19th!  Same time, same place… different date due to impending snow storm (another one!)

If you have not signed up, please go […]

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Liz, Larry and Sterly’s Homecoming!

A Happy Homecoming From Haiti!

View more videos at: http://www.nbcwashington.com.
A pastor and his wife from Haymarket, Va. are back home from Haiti along with their adopted son, Sterly.  The process of getting back was anything but […]

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They’re in the U.S.!!!

Liz, Larry and Baby Sterly just landed at the Orlando airport!!! They said they were tired, dirty, emotional, thrilled etc… They couldn’t believe that a hotel shuttle was on it’s way to pick them up […]

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Liz, Larry and Sterly update

Hi Everyone,

Well, with a few texts here and there we don’t have a whole lot of information about Liz and Larry’s homecoming with baby Sterly. They got to the Port au Prince airport at 1:30 […]

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Monday Morning Update

Good Morning Everyone,

The group is home! The first wave got home (after missing their flight from Fla. on Saturday) Saturday morning.

The guys got home last night at 11:00pm. Thank you for all your prayers for […]

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Baby Sterly will not be coming home tonight

Hello everyone,

Baby Sterly, Liz and Larry ARE NOT coming home tonight. There was a problem at the Cap Haitien immigration and customs.

I will include an email from Don McGee who is, again, taking care of […]

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Sunday Morning Update from Cap Haitien

Good Morning everyone,

This will melt your hearts… I was texting Larry last night to see if they got on the flight today to come home with baby Sterly and he texted back…  “not sure yet, […]

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Sterly’s coming Home!!! Congrats Liz and Larry it’s a BOY!!

It’s the best day ever!!! Sterly has his visa, his new mommy and daddy and is booking his flight home to Warrenton, Va. to meet his new grandma, grandpa, aunts and uncles!!! Congrats to Liz […]

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Saturday morning update

The play yards are finished!! The guys (and some girls) worked til they had blisters to get them done.

They’ll get me pictures of them later this afternoon.  According to the team, they’re spectacular!

The baby dolls […]

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December 2009

Did you know?

New Year’s Day has a history of hope for former slaves in the hemisphere: Haiti freed its slaves and declared its independence on New Year’s 1804; 59 years behind its southern neighbor, President Lincoln issued […]

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The next HHA trip is up & coming…

Our team leaves for Haiti in less than a month and I am very excited for them! They are working on a number of projects that will bring tons of joy to so many Haitians! […]

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American music with a Haitian Backdrop…

Arcade Fire, one of my all-time favorite bands did a song about Haiti a few years ago. I always loved the song but never knew they had a music video that was shot in Haiti. […]

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Liz Recommends…

I wanted to share an excerpt from the book The Hole In Our Gospel by Richard Stearns. Richard is the President of World Vision and wrote his experiences serving God and others in this book. […]

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THANK YOU – Your Generosity Exceeds All Expectation

The gifts keep coming even at this time when so many are struggling financially.  Imagine getting a phone call late at night and the woman on the other end of the phone is excitedly telling […]

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The January 2010 is just a month away…

We’re just a month away from leaving for Cap Haitien, and we’ve received the solar panel from Backwoods Solar.

We’ll be taking a night this week or next to test assemble our solar panel, pumps, brackets, […]

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November 2009

Tis the season…

As the year comes to a close and we gather with our loved ones to celebrate the Holidays, we all seem to face the dilemma of finding the perfect gift for the people we care […]

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A Poem of Thanks on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Delights

On Thanksgiving Day we’re thankful for
Our blessings all year through,
For family we dearly love,
For good friends, old and new.For sun to light and warm our days,
For stars that glow at night,
For trees of green […]

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Giving Thanks

I wanted to take this time to thank all the people who sponsor HHA and who care so deeply for our kids. We are truly blessed with people who have chosen to see outside of […]

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I Made a Difference for That One

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?” The youth […]

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What it means to attend school in Haiti

First, thanks to the generosity of HHA donors, all 28 children started school in October!

They started school late because there was some much needed plus minor construction work being done on the school  building. The […]

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The construction team is making plans for the January Trip.

Major projects we hope to accomplish on this trip are to install a solar panel and 12-24 volt DC pump to get water, from the ground cistern used to collect rain water and water supplied […]

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Playgrounds coming to Cap Haitien…

I’m really looking forward to the January trip. We plan to build two huge playgrounds! Each playground will have 22 swings, 4 slides and 4 castles. The Team Leader will be Pastor Dan Kelly from […]

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HHA Now Accepts Donations on Facebook

Social Networking sites like Facebook are starting to take up more of our time then we’re willing to admit. Forget texting, emails and cell phones why not send someone a quick message or a poke […]

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HHA Celebrates it’s First Birthday!

It’s been an incredible first year and we have reached so many meaningful milestones!
Our angels are healthy, they are eating, they are cared for, they have medical attention, a new orphanage, new staff and enrolled […]

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HHA Helping Hands

So, I am currently working on the HHA Monthly Newsletter and anyone who has ever used MailPress probably understands my pain complimented by the fact that I have never made a newsletter before. :)

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October 2009

“What is so important to me that I am willing to give my time, money and talent to?”

I had to ask myself this question last January when I went to Haiti for the first time. I was working outside with a team made up of Haitians and Americans. It was hard work, […]

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The Kay Anj Kids Head Back to School

School has begun for our kids! This is so routine in our daily lives…but for the kids at Kay Anj it is monumental. Some of them have gone from being impoverished on the street, to […]

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January 2010 trip in planning stages…

We are in the active planning and “hassle-dealing” with section of the January Trip.  Our dates are more or less set.  We are leaving the weekend of Jan 17 and coming back the following weekend. […]

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“Piti piti na rive” – little by little we will arrive

So I’m a stay at home mom and treasurer for Helping Haitian Angels… which sounds like I should have so much time to do all sorts of things – but my goodness the days do […]

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What happens when first world art rubs up against third world art?

I had a friend send me a link to this event (and since I am a total nerd when it comes to art shows especially multi-media), I can’t help but “nerd” out (by that I […]

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Make your donations stretch and donate monthly!

Donations of all sizes especially monthly donations are vital to the longevity of Helping Haitian Angels, since 100% of the donations are sent to care for & educate the impoverished children at Kay Anj House!

Helping […]

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Schools Making A Difference

The first grade class of Hill School (of Middleburg, VA) has adopted the kids of Kay Anj.

This past January (when the first graders were kindergartners) they collected boxes of art supplies like coloring books, pencils, […]

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“It’s not what you know but who you know”

HHA becomes an official 501(c)3 (non-profit) organization!

I’ve found more often than not the old adage: “it’s not what you know but who you know” is true.

When I volunteered to put together HHA’s packet for tax […]

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HHA gets organized!

Some of HHA’s most dedicated volunteers set to organize the infamously disorganized storage unit last week. After a trip to CostCo & Walmart and the purchases of dozens of storage bins the team set to […]

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Kay Anj welcomes 8 new angels!

We are so excited to announce we have 8 new members to add to our family at Kay Anj. We have been working hard to make sure their transition has been comfortable. More details to […]

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September 2009

Eight New Kids at Kay Anj

As of September we now have eight new children.

They are children from the community of Bel Aire in Cap Haitien. Pastor Eustache of our “sister” church, Calvary Baptist, and Patrick our “go to man” heard […]

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July 2009

Pictures from our week!

~Debbie

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It was an amazing week in Haiti…

We left with 21 people from Park Valley church and Sudley United Methodist church. Many had never met. Five were teenagers. We worked long hard 12 hour days in dirt and sweat side by side. […]

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We’re packed and ready to go…

22 of us met yesterday to finalize plans for next week in Haiti…
We’re packed (everything you need for a week in a backpack!), got our passports, shots, etc…

Thanks to many generous donors we have duffle […]

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Two weeks until we leave!

We’re all getting ready to leave for Cap Haitien…
We are so looking forward to seeing “our” kids!  Only two weeks to go!  We’re taking care of loose ends as we pack and get ready to […]

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June 2009

One month away…

We leave in a little over a month…

We met last night to plan projects for the kids!  We’ll be making t-shirts, bags, learning english songs, playing baseball, visiting the Citadel.  We can’t wait to see […]

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Spaghetti, Fun and Missions!! A Great Evening!

Missions – Make a World of Difference!
It was a wonderful evening of fellowship, fun, and families all coming together to support 4 missions at Park Valley Church in Haymarket, Va.  Over 370 people came for […]

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The Doctor is in!

Dr. Eugene says the kids are better than ever.
Dr. Eugene Maklin, a Haitian Pediatrician, examines the children every other Saturday.

Dr. Eugene told us that the kids are doing well.  A couple of them needed antibiotics […]

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May 2009

Mike and Bill are headed to Haiti!

June 19, 2009 to June 22, 2009
Mike and Bill are going to check on our kids.

Now that the kids have moved to their new home there is much to be done.  Mike and Bill have […]

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The kids have a new home in Bel Aire

On Saturday May 22nd Patrick and Archibal moved our angels from Morne Rouge to Bel Aire.

Their new home has more room for the kids and is walking distance to Calvary Baptist Church and their new […]

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Missions – Make a World of Difference Spaghetti Dinner and Auction!

Sunday May 31st, 5pm at the Boy Scout Camp Snyder in Haymarket, VA.
You’re invited to a wonderful FUN FAMILY event!  Enjoy the sounds of Restless Street Band, wonderful spaghetti dinner prepared by A La Carte […]

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April 2009

April 09 Trip

Mike and I just returned from Haiti and we will take a team of 20, yes 20, July 18th. Our recent successes;  last week we put a roof on the church we built in January.    […]

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March 2009

April 3rd — July Planning Event

April 3, 2009 – 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm

We’ll be hosting a small meeting Friday, April 3rd to discuss our plans for the July trip, as well as to discuss Mike and Bill’s upcoming […]

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July Trip to Haiti

July 17 – 25, 2009
Summer Work — Mission Trip

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January 2009

Our Trip to Morne Rouge Orphanage January 2009

Hi Everyone,

We wanted to send you all some pictures of the adorable children at our Morne Rouge orphanage.

Our trip was wonderful, sad, frustrating, emotional, fun, trying, etc. We learned a lot.  Liz Warren, April Farms […]

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December 2008

We’re leaving for Cap Haitian, Haiti on January 17th

While we’re all getting ready for Christmas with our families we are also thinking about and preparing for our trip to visit with the children of Morne Rouge on January 17th. We’ll be in Haiti […]

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The Kids are Getting Medical Treatment

Dr. Eugene Maklin visits the children at Morne Rouge (used to be Beree) every Saturday.  He takes their vital signs and looks for signs of malnutrition, etc.

 

He doesn’t always have the medications necessary for the […]

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The kids have beds! Thank you!!

After Bill and Mike returned from Cap Haitian in November we realized that the kids needed a place to sleep.

They were sleeping on the cold tile floor with no blankets, mats, towels…nothing. Thanks to donations […]

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October 2008

Fundraiser – A Huge Success

I want to thank each of you for everything you did to make Saturday night a great success!

Figuring in monthly contributions, you donated enough money to keep the Beree Orphanage solvent for at least the […]

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September 2008

Working at the Orphanages

Bill, Mike, Papa Noel, John and Bart had plans to bring water from the well at the Madeline orphanage through PVC pipe to the kitchen and the bath house. The well was filthy dirty so […]

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Children of the Beree Orphanage

We had no plans to go to the orphanage in Beree. Patrick asked us to go and check out the poor conditions that the children were living in. He was doing a favor for a […]

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Helping Haitian Angels

We’ve been working hard for the past month for the children of the Beree orphanage. THANKS to those who have donated clothes, shoes, school supplies, blankets and more! I had such an abundance that I […]

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