The Global Compassion Network in Eagle Grove has started another project in Haiti.
Development coordinator, Mary Graham, says they are building a widows and infants village. “Widows in Haiti are often neglected, especially if they don’t have children to take care of them, they are kind of left to fend for themselves. And babies often times are abandoned at birth because their parents aren’t able to take care of them,” Graham says.” And we just thought it would be a good idea to pair these two neglected groups together.”
The group used homes made from grain bins called “Safe T Homes” to help with earthquake recovery in the country. Graham says they plan to build 10 of the homes for this new village and says a church group from Algona has already been working on the project and they have two homes up already.
Graham says this projects expand the work they have been doing that includes helping two orphanages.”One is an orphanage for girls and another is orphanage that one of the volunteer groups that was down there kind of stumbled upon it, and just found the kids really in dire straits,”Graham explains. “And so Global Compassion Network has stepped up and we are trying to help that orphanage out and right now we are looking for sponsors for 32 children who live there.” The new project is called the “James 1:27 Widows & Infants Village” after the bible verse that says you should look after widows and orphans.
Graham says church volunteers help them do much of the work, but for those who can’t volunteer, there are other ways to help.”They can visit our Global Compassion Network website which is: www.globalcn.us. Or they can give us a call here in our Eagle Grove office at 515-448-31-31,” Graham says. The Safe T Homes are made in Iowa by Sukup Manufacturing.
Photo courtesy of the Global Compassion Network