Who doesn't love a great charity?! This week we are featuring an organization very dear to our hearts - J/P HRO. If your New Years resolution is to actively engage in a great cause - this is definitely the one! Make sure to read below, visit the J/P HRO website, and pass on the word.... after all community is everything!
It was almost two years ago that a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti taking over 200,000 lives while leaving millions homeless. In the months and years since than, Haiti has seen indescribable heartache and faced countless challenges. However, with the help of J/P HRO cutting edge efforts, progress has been made to redevelop Haiti.
Founded by Sean Penn immediately after the January 12th, 2010 earthquake, J/P HRO is managing programs in Camp Management, Medical, Rubble Removal, Community and Education, Redevelopment, and Emergency Response Operations. Petionville Camp is a tent city and temporary home to 23,000 displaced people from the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The neighborhoods camp residents lived in before the earthquake border the edges of the camp; these people are so close to their former homes yet they remain homeless. With little to no means, they cannot afford to get their families out of camp and back home. J/P HRO works to make living conditions in the camp better like providing medical care, schooling for children and community programs. But J/P HRO’s main objective is to help these people get home. For the Haitian people home is dignity, jobs, education, good health, family, creativity and a better future for their country.
J/P HRO is on the ground in Haiti clearing rubble, fixing earthquake damaged homes, helping families move out of tents one a time, building jobs programs, revitalizing schools, developing public health programs and working side by side with the Haitian people and the Haitian government to solve the nation's problems. J/P HRO will continue to be a leader in responding to the urgent needs of the Haitian People, while relentlessly pursuing sustainable solutions for development. They believe that emergency relief in Haiti goes hand-in-glove with economic development and reconstruction. So if you can, please support the cause - donate, like them on Facebook, spread the word - because when you donate to J/P HRO, you are directly improving the lives of Haitians.
Want to fundraise for J/P HRO? Join a celebrity team by clicking below, reach out to family and friends and help someone in Haiti get back Home.