Representatives of several area businesses and organizations will leave for Haiti Friday on a humanitarian mission to provide children with a home. Through a partnership with local nonprofit InterVol, Rochester General Health System and Constellation Brands, a team of 14 people plan to build three bunk-houses and a kitchen/dining house to provide shelter and comfort to 48 orphans.
The project, called the Home of Hope Orphanage Bunk-House Build, began days after the 2010, 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti. Constellation Brands, InterVol and the Rochester General Health System committed resources and medical supplies for a collaborative humanitarian mission. The team delivered medical supplies along with a group of doctors and nurses to help people living in Leogane, Haiti.
The mission has continued over the past three years responding to domestic and international humanitarian needs and committed itself to the same area in Haiti, according to a release.
In January 2013, the team connected with Delaney Bay, a foundation providing assistance to people and organizations needing support to improve quality of life.
As for the latest part of the mission to fund the bunk houses and home, InterVol and Constellation Brands surpassed their fundraising goal by raising more than $60,000. This project will provide children with shelter from Haiti’s harsh elements in addition to providing work to local Haitians during the prefabrication process of the bunk-houses.
The flight leaves for Haiti Friday at 8:30 a.m. via US Airports Hanger 7 at Greater Rochester International Airport, 1265 Scottsville Road.
For more information on the Home of Hope Orphanage Bunk-House Build, visit http://bit.ly/1khUiDJ