11/09: The Shingle Bells Campaign raises over $20,000—the balance needed to complete the repair for the roof of I Am My Brothers’ Keeper Church in Detroit, MI.
2/10: AHITR selects Caring and Sharing Mission & Orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti as the next project—“Espere: The Campaign for Haiti’s Tomorrow,” We raised over $70,000 in 19 days to help rebuild and repair the site
4/10: Mitch and a crew of skilled volunteers from Detroit spend five days installing the first flush toilets and real showers, a kitchen roof, a new platform for the water reservoir, and a new enclosure for the generator. The improvements made in such a short amount of time have helped turn a crumbled orphanage into a home they never had before.
7/10: Nineteen generous souls return to Haiti to complete the repairs: a new kitchen sink (first ever) and enclosure; dorm room ceilings repaired, walls painted, floors tiled; electricity repaired; showers get roof and enclosures.
11/10: A Hole In The Roof Foundation takes over all operations of the Caring and Sharing Mission, with promises to improve he facilities, education, health and general well being of the current and additional children in the future. The new name will be The Caring and Sharing/Have Faith Haiti Mission
9/11: a brand new three-classroom school is opened on the grounds of the mission in Haiti. Children are taught 4 hours in English and 3 hours in French each day, 6 days a week
7/12 - The Detroit Muscle Crew makes its seventh trip to the mission in Haiti, bringing skilled tradesmen to repair and build the facilities. A new water system, keeping the water free from polution and clogging minerals, is installed. The electrical system is overhauled. The roofs are leveled for better water drainage. And virtually the entire exterior is painted bright new colors!
9/12 - the have faith haiti school opens for its second year! A third level of students has been added, along with a new teacher. The school now instructs children from ages 3 to 9, six days a week, in english, with afternoons taught in French.