Pam Hess, a volunteer from Step of Faith Ministry, recently completed her second trip to distribute lights in Haiti! She worked with other volunteers in the remote areas of Laca’jue, a village with no electricity. Keep reading to see her testimonials and some amazing pictures from the trip!
We got back from Haiti recently, and had another successful and blessed trip!
We were able to hand out almost all of the LuminAID lanterns to our families in the remote areas of Laca'jue. Laca'jue is a small village that does not have electricity. Most, if not all homes, are made from mud and sticks, some are corrugated tin. None of the homes have running water, bathrooms or kitchens. Most are without mattresses to sleep on.
However, these people remain some of the happiest people I have ever met. They are so thankful for the light! Thank you!
After a devastating hurricane season, LuminAID partnered with local Chicago organizations to get more safe light to those in need. Through the Chicago4PR campaign, Chicagoans came together to raise solar lanterns for families without power in Puerto Rico.Through October and November, over $100,000 was raised through the Give Light Program and matching contributions of the Chicago4PR campaign. Thanks to the generosity of LuminAID supporters and Chicago organizations, more than 10,000 solar lanterns were pledged for disaster relief in Puerto Rico.