Category Archives: Updates

A collection of Hotes Foundation updates.

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.

Newly Shaded Playground Brings Fun & Fitness to Kids in Haiti!

It’s high noon on another sun-soaked, 95-degree day in Haiti, and the playground is packed. Three-year-old Richie puts on his sunglasses and hops behind the wheel of a metal toy car. His classmates are going crazy today- jumping off benches, flying off the spinning wheel, dangling from the jungle gym. Richie’s never seen anything like this before,...

Harvest Time In Haiti!

Over the weekend, volunteers from the Haitian mud hut village harvested 480 pieces of Cassava from the village garden managed by Hotes Foundation Haitian staff and volunteers. Cassava is a root plant very similar to potatoes except that it's also high in vitamins, & minerals like Vitamin C, zinc and magnesium. Volunteer farmers from the village...