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News from Father Bourdeau

May 11, 2010

This morning, thanks to some friends in Atlanta, I had the chance to speak through cell-phone with Father Bourdeau, pastor of Sacre Coeur Paroisse and creator of our Hinche Scholar project. Pere Bourdeau was in Atlanta for the weekend, along with Monsignor Saint-Hillien (Bishop of Hinche). Click on the link here for a link to the letter of support from Monsignor-  lettremonsignor.

We finalized the arrangements for

Father Jean Navarre Bourdeau

our Wed. May 19th meeting here in Richmond, at which time Father Bourdeau and the Hinche Scholars hope to join us via video-conference. Once again, for anyone who is interested, that meeting will be held at 6pm at St. Bridget Church, 6006 Three Chopt Road, Richmond. Anyone with questions should contact Danny Yates at 757-645-1975.

Once again for those first time visitors to our website, a brief introduction: we are an organization working to help six displaced Haitian university students (all quake victims) continue their studies in the U.S. These six students, pictured below, have been selected out of a pool of scholarship applicants from the town of Hinche, Haiti (roughly 60 miles outside of Port au Prince).

The students will be attending Barber-Scotia College near Charlotte, NC. While they have been awarded academic scholarships, we still need to raise roughly $40,000 to cover other expenses such as room and board. Please consider a monetary contribution (donation info at right sidebar), or help us with your time, energy and networking. Our other needs include:

  • Health Insurance
  • Airfare/Frequent Flyer Miles with American Airlines
  • School Supplies
  • Laptop Computers
  • Bicycles
  • Clothing
  • Dorm Room necessities

Thanks again for your time and interest. Be sure to join us on facebook if you haven’t already. Click Here. Share our website with your friends, family, and co-workers. Be sure to join us on May 19th (invitation below).

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