Many Olde Good Things customers are already familiar with our work in the Caribbean nation of Haiti. Olde Good Things, a business entity, is owned and mainly operated by members of our church (see http://www.cbuhaiti.org). We’re running two orphanages with over 200 children and 60 Haitian workers and have been distributing food and supplies to thousands of needy people for over 30 years. Since this catastrophic earthquake we’ve received many emails and phone calls from customers stating their concerns and support for our people both American and Haitian working there. We want you all to know that everyone is well and accounted for and our houses only received very minor damage, truly God’s mercy towards us. In the days to come, we don’t know what will happen. Supplies and water are scarce and there will be many, many more children desperately needing help and a home. For these we plan to do all we can to help. We are among the very fortunate – so many to say the least, are far less fortunate.
Olde Good Things is the main monetary supporter of this work. Much of the profit from our business goes directly to supporting and building up this work. We also have received generous contributions of food from the United States government through USAID, and Feed my Starving Children and many, many other suppliers over the years. For this we are most grateful and in this time of desperation we are stepping up our requests for donations of supplies, especially medical, food, and water, and everything else needed for survival. We are established in Haiti and plan to continue and build up our work, as we get our bearings on just how to do so in these present circumstances. For sure there will be many displaced and desperately needy children – we plan to do all we can to continue providing aid and a home for them. Your continued support as customers is greatly appreciated and we appreciate all your concern.