Hope During COVID-19: HOMS Project Update

Thank you for coming alongside Blessings International, providing for hundreds of orphans in Haiti by supporting the Haitian Orphanage Medical Support (HOMS) Project. Despite crushing economic inflation and unsettling civil unrest in Haiti, the HOMS project steadfastly continues to provide stable care and support for many orphan children in need, especially during the global pandemic the world is experiencing. We are always blessed to hear updates of how these continued efforts positively affect the well-being of the orphans involved, to the glory of God!

March

March 2020 came in like a lion, and like many other countries, schools in Haiti closed down while the government demanded families stay home to keep COVID-19 from spreading. This made routine visits to the orphanages to care for the children difficult, but the HOMS team (comprised of Esaie Jean Louis, Nurse Francia Champy, Angelina, Edrine, and Peterson, among others) refused to quit.

April

As soon as they were able, the HOMS team went back to task! April arrived, and though schools remained closed, the orphanages could receive visitors again. Immediately, it became a priority to teach the children about hygiene, handwashing, and handling coughs and runny noses to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Furthermore, the team taught the children how to make and distribute cloth masks. Arresting the possibility of infection and spread was the top-most priority, so that no child would find themselves sick.

   

May

In May, regular health monitoring resumed, with measurements, weight-taking, distribution of vitamins and de-worming medicines, as well as treatments for those found malnourished or with everyday illnesses. These precious children made in God’s image were not lost or forsaken at any point in the unfolding of the pandemic or after. With much more still to accomplish, Blessings International praises God that the needs of these children were appropriately met, even in such small ways.

Your Help is Needed

These orphans need your help now more than ever! As unrest in Haiti grows more volatile, the inhabitants feel the pinch of economic uncertainty ever sharper. HOMS brings hope and relief during a time of uncertainty, assuring these children that there is a God who cares for their needs. Your gift to the HOMS project provides a caring hug of health and rejuvenation necessary for a Haitian child to prosper.

Please consider giving to the HOMS Project today. Your gift is one of health and sanitation for a child during a time of great fear. Give at bit.ly/meds4orphans


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Leslie Walters
lwalters@blessing.org

Leslie serves as Blessings International's donor development associate.

2 Comments
  • Doug N Wilsey MD
    Posted at 23:22h, 08 July

    Blessings,
    Our Haiti medical mission Mar 31,2020 with 3,500 of medicines & supplies we purchased from Blessings, was cancelled. Is it possible to have these meds & supplies returned to Blessings & sent on to Haiti and the orphanage program? Doug Wilsey, MD

    • Meagan Briggs
      Posted at 14:41h, 09 July

      Hi, Doug. Thank you for your question! Reached out to you via email. Please let us know if we can help you further.