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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Homes for Haiti

This is a temporary shelter...temporary in that it's designed to last for approximately 3 years.


photo: msnbc

photo: Missionary Flights International

Better than a tent?

Ninty-six square feet of new home.

The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked the country of Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010 left hundreds of thousands of Haitain's homeless. People are living in the streets, parks, tents, and among the rubble of what was once their home.

Homes for Haiti is a tangible way for Americans to provide relief to the victims of the Hiati earthquake. More secure and private than tents, these homes will provide shelter and rest for the the Haitian people. Building in sections by volunteers across the US, these homes will be flat-packed and shipped to Haiti to be assembled by volunteers in-country.

Your tax-deductible contribution to CORE Alliance will  help cover the costs of producing and shipping these homes to Haiti. It costs $600.00 per house for materials and shipping to the Port of Miami or Port of Houston. Donations of funds, materials, tools, and trasportation are needed.

For more information about CORE Alliance, please visit their website:

What is CORE?
CORE (Christians Organized for Relief Efforts) is an open group of churches banding together with the mission of serving the community as the hands and feet of Christ. Pooling our resources and efforts enable maximum impact in the community.

What is our mission?
To strategically partner with other organizations in order to combine resources in a way that enables us to provide the maximum relief to the most people and places in the world.
What is our vision?
To partner with over 1000 organizations and provide relief to people in over 100 countries around the world.

How do we define relief?
Anything that relives poverty, suffering, or hardship. Relief can come in the form of education, economic empowerment, food, material donations, aid, or disaster assistance.
How did we begin?
CORE was established in 2005 by two churches from Houston, Texas to assist in meeting the needs of people hit by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast area. Ultimately, CORE housed nearly 9000 volunteers coming from all over the US and several countries as they rallied to provide relief to Mississippi citizens.

Our church is part of CORE Alliance. The above information is from the flyer they are using to get aid.


  1. Hi, so nice to meet you. I’m Yoli, a fellow “Texas Blogging Gal”. I made it my goal to visit each member’s Blog. I don’t want to just “drive-thru” to meet a quota, but instead to share the gift of friendship that God gives us all. I’m excited to read your inspirational stories and see your creative works. You are always welcomed at my Apron Senorita Blog.

    Sharlotte, thank your for bringing to light a much needed cause and logical solution.

    God Bless You!

  2. Hello, I came via,“Texas Blogging Gals”.Just wanted to meet you and let you, what a beautiful blog you have. I will be back, and following along!!!!


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