The Friday after Thanksgiving has been know as “Black Friday” and marks the beginning of what America has made out of the celebration of Christmas. Our family enjoy’s having the opportunity to give gifts to those we love, decorating our home, picking out our Christmas tree, baking cookies, inviting friends over for holiday celebrations, attending special Church Services, and enjoying a big meal to celebrate the birth of our Savior with friends and family. But we have to ask ourselves, Is Christ really the center of all that. As our family reexamines what the Lord is calling us to do this holiday season we must include our family in Balan, Haiti and we want to give you an opportunity to join us in that.
Today, we are launching our HOMES FOR BALAN, HAITI project as part of the Walking in The Reign ministry. This project provides new homes for families in Balan who are currently living in insufficient homes. The Volcy family has seven children and the seven children all sleep on a mud floor that is approximately 5 feet x 5 feet. When it rains water comes into the house and the children are forced to sleep on the wet floor. This is typical for the majority of families in Balan. We are committing to a project to build new homes, one by one, for every family in Balan whose home is not sufficient. We will replace their mud and thatch homes with a 2-room cinder-block home with a metal roof. The cost per home is approximately $3,000 USD. $5 represents a cinder-block, $100 represents a door, $350 represents a mental roof.
We want to present an opportunity to you to give a different gift or ask for a different gift this holiday season.
1. When someone asks you or your children what you would like for Christmas you can give them the opportunity to purchase cinder-blocks to build a home in your honor. Each $5 donation represents one cinder-block so a gift of $25 would represent 5 cinder-blocks toward building a home.
2. Or instead of giving the normal gift to a friend or family member you could purchase cinder-blocks in their honor.
3. Or you can simply make a donation toward this project.
We have Styrofoam bricks and a card that explain the gift that you can wrap up and give to them as a present.
Attached to this post is a brochure with all the details about Homes for Haiti. To make a donation complete the form attached to the brochure and mail it with your payment to t6505 E. Central, #139 Wichita, KS 67206 or you can stop by our office located at 1501 N. Fairmount Monday-Thursday from 10-3 and pick up your Styrofoam brick and gift card.
Please call us at 316-440-2844 prior to coming by or if you have further questions. We will be happy to mail them to you if you live out of town for a minimal postage fee.
All donations are tax-deductible and 100% of all money raised goes toward building homes.
Please help us promote this project by sharing this with your friends and family. Brochures are available at our office as well.
From our family to yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Scott, Michelle, Kelsey, Parker and Kayley (our Not for Profit 501c3 Walking in the REIGN supports our local community and the people of Balan, Haiti)
CHOOSE “DONATE” from the Top Right of the Balan, Haiti website to get started >>> [secure through PayPay – Check or Credit Cards] – Every Dollar goes directly to building homes!
DOWNLOAD or VIEW PDF’s BELOW:
Homes for Haiti – Brochure Page 1 [click to download]
Homes for Haiti – Brochure Page 2 [click to download]