Making a Difference in 2014 the Maverick Way
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
~ Charles Dickens
2014 is full of all sorts of opportunities to get involved and make an IMPACT on our world. This will be the Maverick’s 4th IMPACT trip to Haiti: an experience that is not only bonding (you get real close with your fellow Mavericks) but also life changing.
Let me give you a recap of our 2013 trip. On May 8-11 2013, a group of Mavericks along with hosts Yanik Silver, Hope To Haiti Director Scott Bonnell and Philanthro-capitalist Frank McKinney paid Haiti a little visit for the 3rd time. During the 2012 and 2013 trips, each traveler donated $4,900 for the three day trip to Haiti. That donation covered travel expenses and enough to fund the construction of a complete new home in Haiti. Another village is soon to be started with the donations from this 2013 trip. The Mavericks spent their time playing with children in an Orphanage and touring and dedicating Parish of the Cross: a new 50 house village partially funded by Mavericks.
At one point on this year’s trip, Frank McKinney pulled everyone together to tell them that the orphanage they had visited the day prior desperately needed funding assistance. To feed the 28 children, keep a simple roof over their little heads and provide a basic education runs $1,500 per month.
Frank asked if anyone in the group wanted to take on a months costs. As is typical, every one of the VERY GENEROUS Mavericks jumped up and provided between one and five months coverage for the orphanage. Director Scott Bonnell’s eyes teared up as he watched our team provide SIXTEEN MONTHS of full cost coverage for the orphanage, which included funding for new bunk beds and mattresses for all 28 children. Now this is what we call “doing it Maverick style.”
(Note from the Editor: Rose Ayers): I would like to take a moment to give a shout out to Maverick #35 Doug Doebler. Doug has been instrumental in the planning and organizing of these Maverick Haiti IMPACT Trips. His big heart for people is very contagious and his tenacity for making a difference is one of complete dedication. Thank you Doug for everything you contribute to the Maverick Family.
Interested in going to Haiti and having a positive IMPACT on the people living there? Well get your calendars out! The 2014 Maverick Haiti Trip is on the books for May 14 – 17. Click right here to access everything you need you know about this trip and to register. For more information, contact Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org.