Charity Group Sets Up Delivery to Haiti | Charity
A Henderson-based non-profit group dedicated to helping people devastated by the 2010 Haiti earthquake will organize a major supply delivery next week.
Joseph Provost will deliver 12 pieces of aid-filled luggage to needy people in Haiti. This dozen brings the overall total to 45 pieces of luggage delivered in the past three months. The suitcases are packed with clothing, rice, air mattresses, and medical supplies.
When Provost, 72, discovered the doctor-to-patient ratio in Haiti is 10,000-to-1, he created The Friends of Haiti Inc., a 501 c(3) charity whose mission is to provide scholarships to Haitian medical students.
Scholarship students pledge to remain in their country for a minimum of five years upon graduation to help their fellow citizens.
All donations to The Friends of Haiti Inc. are spent on students, according to information released by the group. Traveling with Joseph Provost are Reverend Sue Provost and Haitian-born Makly Prophete.
To learn more about The Friends of Haiti Inc., visit www.thefriendsofhaitiinc.org.