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FIELD VISIT: Jacmel, Haiti. CNN Visits ‘Ecole Nationale JM Henriquez’ and first annual Soccer Tournament held

Operation USA hosted our first annual soccer tournament at ‘Ecole Nationale JM Henriquez’ — the school we rebuilt in partnership with Honeywell. We were delighted to welcome dignitaries from Honeywell — as well as CNN’s Soledad O’Brien — to the days festivities! view album on Flickr

HAITI: EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY PROJECT—School Rebuilding Project in Jacmel

The massive earthquake on January 12, 2010 brought unprecedented devastation to the island nation of Haiti. While the world’s attention focused on the extensive damage done in Port-au-Prince, a catastrophe of equal magnitude unfolded on Haiti’s southern coast in the city of Jacmel. As many as 70% of Jacmel’s homes were damaged or destroyed. Operation more »

HAITI: EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY PROJECT—L’Athletique d’Haiti

Operation USA is currently partnering with local Haitian NGO L’Athletique d’Haiti to construct a cafeteria to meet the increased demand created by recent disasters.

HAITI: EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY PROJECT—St. Damien’s Pediatric Hospital/St. Luke’s Schools

St. Damien is the only free pediatric hospital in Haiti. Run by Father Rick Frechette, an American doctor and community organizer who’d been working in the slums of Port-au-Prince for over two decades, he and his small team have also built an orphanage, medical clinics, alongside St. Luke’s, a network of neighborhood schools. OpUSA has more »

Hurricanes Gustav & Ike: Disaster Response in Cuba and Haiti

In September 2008, Hurricane Ike slammed into the Caribbean hitting Haiti and Cuba, causing serious flooding, wind damage and crop devastation.