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Hope for Haiti Appoints New CEO

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hope for Haiti announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously chosen Skyler Badenoch as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective January 17, 2017.

A returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Cote d’Ivoire, Skyler managed international programs in Haiti, Nicaragua, and Malawi for buildOn for 10 years. Most recently as Vice President of New Business Development, he raised more than $10MM for those programs.  Skyler earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Arizona and a Master’s Degree in International Development Studies from the George Washington University. He has a working proficiency in both French and Creole.

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Skyler Badenoch has been appointed Hope for Haiti’s new chief executive officer effective Jan. 17. Badenoch’s selection culminates a national and international executive search process led by Hope for Haiti’s Search Committee Chair Dee Dee Nye. A returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Cote d’Ivoire, Badenoch spent the last 10 years at buildOn (www.buildon.org), where he managed its international programs in Haiti, Nicaragua and Malawi. Badenoch earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in international development studies from the George Washington University. He also has a working proficiency in French and Creole.

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The Florida Times-Union-Jacksonville couple caring for orphans, building own family in Haiti

Matt and Jessica Bush and their year-old daughter Sophie look like the typical young Florida family, sitting on the floor of their Jacksonville apartment playing with stuffed toys and laughing.

Sophie, with red hair and fair skin, looks just like her mother.

But appearances can be deceiving.

The trio actually live in rural Haiti, where since 2014 the Bushes have run an orphanage called All Things New.

Read the full article in the Florida Times here.

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Naples Spotlight- Bringing help and hope in disaster’s wake

Progress is measured by the inch with tasks as immense as Haiti’s post-Hurricane Matthew relief effort.

Naples-based Hope for Haiti is among the groups helping the recovery of residents who were stripped of access to food, water, shelter, medical care and schools by the Oct. 4 storm.

Hope for Haiti is a 28-year-old nonprofit dedicated to improving the impoverished nation’s quality of life, especially for its children, through sustainable development and expanded access to primary education, quality healthcare and clean water.

Read the full article in the Naples Spotlight here.

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The Bulletin 225- Dance For Haiti workshop to benefit hurricane victims

Dance teachers and choreographers Jared Rivers and Nikki Gyftopoulos will host a Dance For Haiti workshop Nov. 26 at Mohegan Sun Casino, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, benefiting Hope for Haiti and Hurricane Matthew victims.

Professional New York City and Boston choreographers will teach the workshop. Faculty will include Keenan Cooks, Hannah Frederick, Megz Alfonso, Kelly Peters, Junior Cius and Neil Schwartz. Faculty accolades include Broadway Dance Center, “America’s Got Talent,” “MTV Music Awards,” “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” ESPN II, Monsters of Hip-Hop and “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Read the full article in The Bulletin 225 here.

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Vertical- Bell and Milestone support Airlink relief efforts in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew

Helicopters are once again proving their worth in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, and three firms – Bell Helicopter, Airlink and GE – have combined efforts to match helicopter capability with the essential need to transport aid workers and supplies to regions in Haiti inaccessible by any other means.

Shortly after the disaster hit the island, Airlink reached out to its aviation partners searching for helicopters. Airlink is an experienced rapid-response humanitarian relief organization that brings together airlines with pre-qualified non-profits. GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), a supporter of Airlink since its founding in 2010, connected Airlink with Milestone Aviation Group, the helicopter leasing company that GECAS purchased in 2015.

Read the full article in Vertical here.


The Huffington Post- Haiti Is Facing A Humanitarian Crisis We Can Solve — So Why Aren’t We?

Of the many humanitarian crises challenging the world today, none is as solvable as the human disaster that Hurricane Matthew has wrought in southwestern Haiti. The threats to human life in Haiti’s Sud and Grand Anse departments are entirely within our grasp to address immediately: starvation, exposure and disease—cholera, from contaminated water. And we have the solution at hand: food, shelter, clean water, medicine and sanitation supplies.

The only barrier is the collective will and resolve to act. Not doing so now — as we approach the one-month mark — means certain death for thousands of people, perhaps tens of thousands.

Read the full article in The Huffington Post here.

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ctpost- Haiti fundraiser hosted by UB

University of Bridgeport student organizations, along with area restaurants, invite the community to a fundraising luncheon to support the people of Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
The all-you-can-eat buffet runs from noon to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 2 at the John J. Cox Student Center, 244 University Avenue, Bridgeport.
Tickets to the lunch and a chance for a door prize cost $7 per person.

Read the full article in the ctpost here.

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Inside Philanthropy- As Haiti Struggles to Recover From Disaster (Again), Who’s Helping?

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Eighty percent of the country’s people live in poverty and over 50 percent live in extreme poverty. When hurricane Matthew hit earlier this month, bringing with it 145-mile-per-hour winds and massive flooding, Haiti hadn’t even recovered from the 2010 earthquake that killed over 200,000 people and decimated the country’s infrastructure.

After that disaster, a host of disaster recovery and relief nonprofits were quick to jump in, donating time, money, and much needed supplies. (Haiti’s reconstruction efforts have been famously troubled, though.)

Read the full article in Inside Philanthropy here.


Stamford Advocate- Local relief groups send $2 mln in supplies to Haiti

STAMFORD — Two weeks after Hurricane Matthew ripped though the Southern coast of Haiti, local officials and relief organizations gathered at the Americares global distribution center in Glenbrook Tuesday seeking more aid for the Caribbean’s third-largest nation.

“Hurricane Matthew devastated a part of Haiti that didn’t need another disaster to come its way,” Americares president and CEO Michael J. Nyehuis said of Haiti’s southern peninsula, which was torn apart by a catastrophic earthquake in 2010.

Read the full article in the Stamford Advocate here.