Haiti Relief Project – Clothing, food and furniture are provided to the people of Haiti as an ongoing basis. [Audley Coakley, Sigma Alpha & OACF]
Haiti Relief Project
The Sigma Alpha Chapter of Miami, Florida, through its Omega Activity Center Foundation, Inc., has just completed the building of its second house for a large family in Haiti. The first concrete brick house was built in November 2010 through Food for the Poor, Inc., a charity that is dedicated to feeding and housing destitute families in poor countries in the Americas.
The House, Omega House 1, Sigma Alpha Chapter, was built for the Christophe family of Cap-Haitien, Haiti (see first photo below). Back in 2010, built without an indoor toilets or running water, it had an out-house built behind the structure. Our second house, Omega House 2, Sigma Alpha Chapter, was a double size concrete brick house built in May 2017 for a large Haitian family. With an indoor toilet, running water and a solar light kit, it was built for the Davilma family of Petit Guinee, Bas Limbe, Haiti (see second photo). Food for the Poor’s Haiti House Project allows for the construction of double sized concrete brick buildings with indoor toilets, running water and light kits for $7,200.00. Built with matching funds, Sigma Alpha Chapter only had to pay $3,600.00. We hope to finance construction of a third Haiti House, Omega House 3, Sigma Alpha Chapter, again with matching funds, by the end of this year. Through our Cardinal Principle of UPLIFT, the men of Sigma Alpha Chapter have committed themselves to helping to improve the living conditions of their less fortunate brothers and sisters in Haiti.
Sigma Alpha Chapter is now in planning with five other chapters to joint together in funding construction of two 50-house villages in Haiti. Those villages would have names like Omegaville or Queville to signify Omega’s role in their construction. As these five chapters attempt to help improve the living conditions of the people of Haiti, it is hoped that other chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity will join them as they reach out to the oppressed and less fortunate in the true spirit of Omega. For information about how you as an individual or chapter can help with this endeavor, contact Brother John Williams at 786-218-4646 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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