Why we care...
In 2016 I embarked on my first mission trip to Haiti. At the time, I did not know much about the country and their history outside of what I had heard in passing and in brief trainings for the mission we were about to take. By the time the work was completed – building a water house for a local church and supplying clean water filters to the surrounding community – I had a much deeper understanding of the country, its people, and their needs. I was motivated to continue helping as best I could. This included another mission trip a few years later, which has now grown into Park & Associates partnership with the Be Like Brit foundation. Not only does this organization do great work with supplying housing and necessary supplies to the people of Haiti, but they also provide education, housing, and various other resources for 66 children (some older now) affected by the infamous 2010 earthquake. Please take the time to continue reading about the Be Like Brit foundation, their origins, and their mission. They are forever tied to our community and to the Haitian community. It is our hope you will join us and help support the Be Like Brit mission as you see fit!
Robbie Korth, VP/Producer
Britney Gengel was a beautiful, fearless and compassionate 19 year old when she decided to travel to the country of Haiti with her college, Lynn University. Upon her arrival, Britney was overwhelmed by the devastating poverty visible everywhere. Despite their living conditions, the children she met gave her so much love she was inspired to send the following text to her mother just three hours before the earthquake:
They love us so much and everyone is so happy. They love what they have and they work so hard to get nowhere, yet they are all so appreciative. I want to move here and start an orphanage myself.
Shortly after sending the text, a catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, killing an estimated 300,000 people, including Britney. Her family could not let her die in vain. In loving memory they started the Be Like Brit Foundation, Inc.
During the course of two years, a 19,000 square foot earthquake-proof, non-adoptive orphanage was built in Grand Goave, Haiti — the town where Brit was supposed to travel to the day after the earthquake.
Today we have 33 girls and 33 boys living and thriving at Brit's Home. The number 33 is symbolic of the 33 days Brit was missing in the rubble at The Hotel Montana. The majority of our children are true orphans or came from such horrific conditions that we couldn't say no. Our mission is to raise the next generation of leaders in Haiti.
Our mission is “to continue the compassion of Britney Gengel by serving the children of Haiti through sustaining a safe, nurturing home rooted in the virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love while developing a sense of social responsibility, community involvement, and unconditional love.” All of our 66 children each have a bed to sleep in at night, three meals a day, an amazing education, a connection to their faith and, most importantly, a loving and caring family. Your support through these events will help us to continue the work we’re doing in Haiti, not only for our 66 children, but for the community surrounding our Children’s Home in Grand Goave, Haiti. Our organization employs over 110 Haitian staff, we provide 1,000 gallons of filtered water to our community each day, and our outreach program (our Britsionarys) have built over 125 homes for some of our neighbors who were still living in temporary shelters.
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