Haiti Earthquake Update MFO Ambassadors to Les Cayes this weekend – THANK YOU!!!

Saturday 9.3.21 marks three weeks since the 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked “the Big South” – southwestern part of Haiti. Jean Louis and his team of student ambassadors will be embarking for Les Cayes, to distribute rice, beans, clothing, small toys, lots of smiles, and a truck-load of goodwill! Many thanks to the long list of ardent supporters near and far who helped us reach our $5,000 goal in less than a week.

I continue to see photos and reports of the earthquake damage. Not only have homes and businesses been destroyed, but mountainsides have fallen, landscapes altered and crops have been decimated. Concerns are growing for the already fragile economy. Staple supply prices are beginning to climb.

The trip on Saturday will teach invaluable lessons to our residents. They are sharing acts of human kindness with those who have lost everything. MFO residents will be distributing staple supplies of rice, beans, dried fish, water, medicine, clothing from the rental truck along with loads of goodwill! Their servant’s hearts are shining.

Again, thank you for supporting this internal mission trip.
Bondye Bon and Mesi Anpil from our brothers and sisters in Haiti!

!17 Days away – Won’t you join us?!

757 Ball Race – Saturday, September 18, 2021
5-8 pm, River Walk Community Pool
701 River Walk Parkway ~ Chesapeake, VA 23320

On Saturday, September 18th for our second annual 757 Ball Race! Cheer on colorful racing balls in the first heat honoring the 168 residents and 222-day students at Maison Fortuné Orphanage. As the sun sets, we’ll light up the pool with 150 glowing balls honoring our supporters and watch them race to the finish line. All proceeds from the 757 Ball Race will go to support the children of Maison Fortuné Orphanage! A family-friendly event, we encourage guests of all ages to have a ball with us! The cook-out fare to include bbq, fixings, hotdogs, assorted beverages, one drink coupon for adults and a colored racing ball will be included with the admission price. The event will be held rain or shine. The first balls to cross the finish line in each heat will be awarded prizes! You do not need to be present to win!

Racing Ball Heat 1 Prize – “Virginia Wine Time” – sample of vines from across the Old Dominion and accompanying tasting for two valued at $250

In the event a child wins either of these heats alternate baskets for the under 21 crowds:

Youth Racing Ball Heat 1 – “Movie Night” – Tickets for two to cinema café and accompanying goodies for another night of stay-at-home Redbox movie watching

Adults 21 and over ~ $25
Youth under 21 ~ $10

For everyone’s safety, masks are required.

Please register in advance for your admission tickets HERE!

With Love, Babs Zukowski
Executive Director