Category Archives: Haiti Projects

It’s Harvest Season In Haiti!

Zilia Gallete and her team of Haitian volunteers picked more than 75 lb of eggplant at this week’s harvest! Built and maintained by Hotes Foundation volunteers and Haitian staff, the multi-acre farm produces a wide range of vegetables for the feeding program every week. The cooking staff, composed of women hired by the Hotes Foundation,...

Helping Thousands in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Helping Thousands in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Just two days after Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, the Hotes Foundation team was on the ground. After seeing the severity of the destruction and the usual lack of any help being provided, our team, led by Richard Hotes, went to work, and within just a couple days had delivered weeks' supplies of food and water to thousands of victims of Hurricane Matthew. The Hotes team witnessed destruction and desperation in Jeremie but even more so in the more remote towns on the coast and in the mountains. Therefore, as has been our practice for decades, we assisted the most affected in the most difficult to reach areas. Following the remote distributions, the team went to orphanages in Jeremie and filled their cupboards with a diverse set of foods and water which should last them more than a month. Finally, Richard led a small team via helicopter to Randel, where a cholera outbreak has been ongoing and which had received no help even 10 days after Matthew had struck. We flew enough medicine to treat hundreds of patients in the remote and isolated town.