We established ourselves in January of this year. A couple of medical staff noted that the families who were displaced from the Haiti earthquake had nothing but the clothes on their backs. Many of these families had no means to obtain new clothes or toiletries or food items. We decided to take action. We collected food, clothing, toiletries, and toys. We received an overwhelming, warm response from the community.
We were rewarded when our first customer came to receive our donation. He was the father of three daughters from Haiti. He was speechless and moved to tears by the generosity of our community. This is when we knew we were on the right track.
We have been so successful that we have been able to offer these resources to the whole Jackson community, including individuals who were not affected by the Haiti earthquake but have similar needs.