HUG - Changing Haiti One Brick, One Meal, and One Girl at a Time

April 2013 - Into All the World
by Dawn González

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April 2013 - Into All the World

The January 2010 earthquake that rocked the island country of Haiti disrupted many things, but it did not disrupt the ministry of Haiti Under God (HUG), a non-profit, non-denominational mission organization based in Walterboro, South Carolina. While other relief organizations began to flood the area with manpower, medical attention, supplies, food, and temporary shelter, Haiti Under God carried on ministry as usual. And when rescue teams scrambled to establish bases from which to minister, HUG was already there. “Our work has continued to be the same because the needs continued to be the same as prior to the earthquake,” says Keith Kiser, a HUG board member and co-founder.

The earthquake did, however, necessitate the relocation of Haiti Under God’s girls’ home, HUG a Child, which houses 17 girls rescued from the streets of Haiti. Many people displaced by the earthquake moved into Afca village, where the girls’ home was located. They pitched tents on every bare piece of property available, even over rubble gathered at the streets’ edges. As refugees flooded Afca village, it became an unsafe environment for the girls. One of the missionary teams searched for a better place for the girls’ home, and it was relocated to a suitable property in Port-au-Prince.

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