Sunday, January 24, 2010

Man Provides Faith and hope to Haiti

One man started a church, a school and a clinic in the impoverished country 12 years ago. (By Jill DiLibero)

While many people have stepped up to the plate with their philanthropic efforts since the devastating quake in Haiti, one man has already been aiding the impoverished country for years.

When Brad Johnson went on a visit to Haiti 12 years ago with his wife, he saw real life stories of poverty he had never encountered. After watching a child starved to death, he knew he had to do something.

"When we went back to the states, we realized how blessed we were, how much we had," Johnson told NBC Nightly News. "We knew we had to do something with that blessing."
Johnson moved his family to Haiti to start the Mission of Hope, a non-profit organization that provides faith and hope to people who live in poverty, by operating a school, church and clinic.

Now more than ever, Johnson is looking to raise awareness for the natural disaster that struck the country. The Mission of Hope is currently trying to assist as many people as possible, and plans to be there for the long haul.

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