Month: May 2015

Consider Haiti: We are the Difference

Consider HaitiConsider Haiti is a not-for-profit organization founded in Asheville 15 years ago.  I serve on the Consider Haiti Board as Treasurer.  Many in the Asheville community have had a role in the operations of Consider Haiti.  If you have purchased a pumpkin from Grace Episcopal on Merrimon (the pumpkin patch on the hill), you have supported Consider Haiti.  If you ran the Asheville Marathon at the Biltmore Estate in 2015, you supported Consider Haiti.  Doctors, nurses and lay people from Asheville have been running medical clinics for Consider Haiti throughout the organization’s existence.  The program reflects the good will of Asheville.  In May, I visited the Consider Haiti program in Mountrois, Ivoire and Fond Baptiste, Haiti.  I made the trip with my Dad, the Consider Haiti Board Chair, and his son.  Consider Haiti is staffed by seven Haitian men and women living in the communities they serve.  This video was made during my trip, and it does a better job describing the program than I can do with words.