For many of you, this blog will mean nothing, but today I was told that there are a group of people who read my blog who are critical of our having built a fire fit for the kids and staff to enjoy at Fort Jacques when millions of people are living in tents. We are also being criticized because we are not offering medical clinics and doing more for the relief effort.
I am very sorry if people think we are not doing enough. We can hardly keep up with taking care of the children and distributing donations as they come in. We have received 15 containers since January and it takes a lot of hands to unload, sort, and distribute the donations. The only way we could do it all is if we closed down the orphanage to do the other things. We are building a few houses and an engineer is getting them done as quickly as he can.
The fire pit at Fort Jacques was built as a special project because we all spend a lot of time at Ft. Jacques and hopefully, the kids will be there soon. All rocks used in the building of the fire pit were dug up on the land where it is sitting. We only had to buy some concrete to cement it all together. It was not expensive and I believe that the children deserve to have fun and enjoy wiener roasts from time to time.
I am really sorry if anyone is offended by what we are doing in Haiti. We are trying to do our best.
And Life in Haiti is tough sometimes….
Posted on Fri, November 12, 2010
by Dixie Bickel