President and co-founder, Diane Albright, has been volunteering in Haiti on mission trips since 2002 with Arlington Hills Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. When her sister, Linda Satriano, visited Haiti for the first time in January, 2008, she saw the need for this organization and with her encouragement, they founded Houses for Haiti, Inc. in April, 2008.
With the assistance of Pastor Leon Dorleans in Cite Soleil, we select one or two deserving families each year who have been living on the streets. They will be the recipient of a new, two-room cement home. Pastor Dorleans will contract with the builders and our “team” will paint the home(s) and visit with the families, bringing them small gifts from the United States
Our funds are obtained from the following means: annual bowling tournament, volunteering at Twins and Vikings games and concerts, recycling aluminum cans and ink cartridges, corporate sponsors and grants, and personal donations. If you or your organization cares to become a donor, please see the “Make a Donation” link.
Less than 2% of our income goes to overhead.
Houses for Haiti is a non-profit organization dedicated to building houses for homeless families living on the streets of Cite Soleil, the poorest slum in the Western Hemisphere. With no jobs, education or public assistance, many families have no hope for ever living in a concrete dwelling. We believe that every person deserves to live in a safe environment, free from disease and filth that is ever present on the streets of Haiti.
Our goal is to raise enough money each year to build one or two homes. With your help, this could easily be possible.
We are inviting you to join us in supporting Houses for Haiti by any donation that is possible. Thank you for your heartfelt consideration.
*If you would like a paper copy of an Annual Report or our Income Taxes please contact us.