Sunday, March 7, 2010

Lakewood Church on the Ranch Interviews, Danny Pye

With Pastor Jeff Weaver

With Laura Chase

2nd Visit Jacmel, Haiti - Thank You!

School in Citi City

Pilot Honored after Helping Haiti Victims

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida pilot has returned from Haiti to a hero's welcome.
The Aviation Community at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport honored pilot Adam Shaeffer as he arrived. For nearly two weeks he worked at finding stretches of roads and fields that could be used as landing strips outside of Port-au-Prince.
Shaeffer also flew over 100,000 pounds of supplies into towns across Haiti. "Getting in and out of there is pretty tight. We've been running long days, and we're all a little tired. But we're glad we can help and get some supplies in and get some doctors in, do some good while we can," said Shaeffer

His plane sustained damage to its right wing while taking off from one town, but it did not deter his mission.

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Local Couple becomes Lifeline in Haiti (11 News)

Internet Helps Aid Search Effort in Haiti (Wake County NBC News)

By Laura Barron, NBC17, 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Updated: Jan. 14 8:16 pm
CARY, N.C. -

While some are sifting through rubble for loved ones in Haiti, people around the world and in the United States are using the Internet for any word on their condition.

The Cary-based organization Joy in Hope -- which runs orphanages in Jacmel, Haiti -- has received more than 100 requests for help, some of which have ended in success.
The eight volunteers in Jacmel have sent back images of rescue efforts, children sleeping outside because of aftershocks and the harsh reality of a tremendous loss of life. However, Joy in Hope Director Rick Smith explained it's the messages and images the volunteers are receiving that has them frantically searching for more than a hundred people.

Wake County News

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

BACKSTORY NEWS: 4/25/09 – Nick & Gwenn Mangine are Moving to Haiti

Nick and Gwenn Mangine made the decision to move with their three kids to Jacmel, Haiti and be parents to 20 kids without homes. They’ll raise them through school and affect an entire country.
The Mangines are interviewed here the day before they leave on their trip by Justin Lukasavige.

Aid efforts transform tiny Haitian airport into hub of relief activity (The Canada Press)

Wed Jan 20, 6:35 PM
By Jonathan Montpetit, The Canadian Press

The situation appeared not as grave as the massive death and destruction in Port-au-Prince. Relief goods have not yet been distributed locally; they were put in storage.
"I haven't seen any desperation, at least not yet," said Nick Mangine of the local aid group Joy and Hope. "I think it's going to change pretty soon though" as food in the markets run out.
Mangine said local aid groups would like the Canadians to have better control of the situation before aid is handed out, so as to avoid any chaotic scenes.
"If we start distributing here, it's going all to hell," he said.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

WJTL Interview Update - Feb 8, 2010

Chittenango High grad and family moved to Haiti to work with orphans - Syracuse Post Standard

By Alaina Potrikus / The Post-Standard

February 07, 2010, 6:00AM

When asked why they decided to uproot their life in America for service in Haiti, Nick and Gwenn Mangine said they believed they could make a difference.

In April, the couple and their three children moved to the port city of Jacmel, about four hours south of Port-au-Prince, with plans to make as many as 20 orphaned and abandoned children part of their family.

But when the earthquake rocked the already poverty-stricken nation last month, the family’s mission of long-term care suddenly became meeting immediate needs for food, water, medical assistance and shelter.

Nick Mangine, 29, graduated from Chittenango High School in 1998 before attending North Carolina State University. His brother and sister-in-law, K.C. and Kristi Mangine, operate a mushroom farm in the town of Lebanon.

The Mangines’ work with Joy in Hope ministries is supported by several local churches, including Crossroads Community Church, in Chittenango, and Randallsville New Life Church, in Hamilton. Serving as houseparents to otherwise homeless children is an alternative to a traditional orphanage, and the couple hopes to equip all of their children with the education, skills and spiritual foundation to become leaders in their community.

Haiti - Filling in the Gaps on the Ground (Oprah)

As founder of the deliberately small international aid organization Global Colors, Barton Brooks is a veritable one-man relief group—a philosophy he calls guerrilla aid . While on the ground in Haiti, he reports on an inspirational, improvisational team of other "guerrilla" warriors making a huge impact on the earthquake-ravaged country.

When the 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti in January 2010, Nick and Gwenn Mangine (pictured here) grabbed their kids, ran out of their house and immediately went to check on their friends, Danny and Leanne Pye. The Mangines and Pyes had come to Jacmel, Haiti, from North Carolina to create homes for abandoned kids on behalf of the organization Joy in Hope.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

CNN iReport: Update on Joy in Hope Haiti

iReport — Author: Gwen Mangine

The camp.

Yesterday Leann and I headed over to the large refugee camp that’s now a part of our community. As difficult as it was to see, it was a good visit. We talked and played with a lot of different kids. It was kind of surreal. In so many ways it was business as usual. The kids were still just kids. They were laughing and joking and playing. Some were making kites, some were using sticks to build model houses, some were playing clapping hand games. Almost all of them wanted their pictures taken.

But when I took a step back—it made my heart grieve all the more because I knew th reality of the situation. Amongst the happy children there were deperate parents. Two specific parents who were hopeless enough to offer me two of their children then and there because they just weren’t sure how they were going to move on.

There was this other mother there. She was the mother of a very small six month old baby. Her baby was sick. Very sick. The baby had her face winced in pain the whole time I was there, but she could not cry louder than just a tiny, tiny whimper. She was obviously dehydrated. I asked the mother what kind of symptoms she’d been having and she said the baby has been throwing up and having diarrhea for several days. I asked if she’d taken the baby to the medical tent located in the center of the camp. She said that she hadn’t because there were always so many people there. She didn’t want to wait in line. I begged her to take the baby the next day. I told her if she didn’t want to wait in line she should get there very early. She said she could go, “demen si dye vle” (tomorrow if God wills). I plan to check on her tomorrow. I can’t stop thinking about her.

There ware an estimated 6,000 homeless people living in this camp. SIX THOUSAND! In a city of about 35,000 that’s a staggering amount. Where do you go from here?

God save Haiti. You’re the only one who can.

Haiti relief: Trading chocolate for rice (AOPA Online)

By Alyssa J. Miller

Photos courtesy of G.O. Ministries, except where noted.
John Arnold was enjoying the Hershey Chocolatefest with his family in Pennsylvania Jan. 17 when he got the message: an e-mail from the Pilatus Owners and Pilots Association alerting its members of the need to help ferry relief supplies to Haiti just days after the devastating earthquake
“I heard in the news how deplorable things were, and I felt terrible,” Arnold said.

Jim Adair (left)and John Arnold in front of Arnold's Pilatus. Photo courtesy of John Arnold.

After talking to his wife, he immediately started planning the flight in his Pilatus PC-12 NG with friend Jim Adair. Arnold had flown internationally before, but he’d only flown to the Caribbean a few times. He also meticulously planned his international flights at least a week in advance, but he didn’t have that much time now.

Clean Water Haiti

Interview with Rick Smith

Give Life Hope - Interview with Rick Smith 10-02-03 from JoyIn Hope on Vimeo.

Diapers Haiti

Haiti Death Toll Passes 200,000