The Rasin Foundation is dedicated to collaborating with the people of Leogane, Haiti to improve the physical and mental health of the community and assist in economic and technology development.
- Support and assist in developing culturally sensitive, competent and empowering programs whose outcome is to improve the health status of the poorest inhabitants in targeted localities in Haiti;
- Encourage greater cooperation and provide travel opportunities for Haitian expatriates to contribute to the betterment of their country;
- Engage citizens in the United States who are cognizant of the causes of poverty and seek to alleviate its effects through knowledge and technology transfer;
- Collaborate with institutions whose missions are to work towards the elimination of poverty and the prevention of diseases
Hurricane Mathew has left a path of devastation in Haiti with hundreds dead and tens of thousands homeless with massive destruction in the areas of Les Cayes and Jérémie. Many people have asked us about our community. While there was heavy rain and wind and flooding, the Petite Rivière section of Logane where our clinic is located was not hit too badly. While there will no doubt be some needs within our community, the major needs in Haiti at the moment are further west. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who bore the brunt of the hurricane, the families who lost loved ones and those struggling to deal with the aftermath. Our thanks go out to all those who are helping in the area and those who have donated to support those efforts. The Rasin Foundation is not a disaster relief organization and we do not have the staff or expertise to assist at this time and instead have donated to the relief efforts of those with experience and expertise on the ground in Les Cayes and Jérémie. There are many highly rated charities that operate in Haiti that you can contribute to. Two that are located in the hardest hit areas and have years of experience are – The Haitian Health Foundation and Hope for Haiti
Thank you for your support of the people of Haiti.
photos from NY Times http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/08/world/americas/after-hurricane-matthew-devastation-in-southern-haiti.html
Annual Fundraiser Saturday October 1, 2016
Thank you everyone for another wonderful event.
Please join us for an evening of Haitian music, food, art and performance at our annual gala at our new venue the Villa Victoria Center Center for the the Arts in Boston. Saturday October 1, 2016 7-10pm
Featuring Haitian singer-songwriter Riva Nyri Precil
Payroll Deduction – a new way to support the Rasin Foundation
If you work at Brockton Neighborhood Health Center or for the federal government you can now support the Rasin Foundation through payroll deduction! Check with your human resources department for details.