Empowering Change: Haven of Hope International’s Team Offering Logistical and Financial Support

Funding and coordination for the shipping of vital supplies were led by Andrew Carricarte, a member of HOHI’s Advisory Board. This dedicated effort involved transporting the 40′ container from South Carolina, through the Savannah and Port of Spain ports, and ultimately to Poonah, Trinidad, all in time for the team’s arrival. The success of this endeavor hinged on continuous communication and unwavering determination.

Furthermore, the generosity of Cornerstone Kitchens made a significant impact by providing a crucial donation that enabled the home to acquire essential items, including toilets. Their contribution further underscores the collective spirit of support behind this meaningful cause.

Local Community Involvement in Trinidad

Sandy Joy, the dedicated Director of Operation Smile, has been an inspiring force in rallying local communities and volunteers from nearby churches this year to ensure the successful renovation. Sandy, along with her sister, embarked on a journey to the States this past February to attend the Men & Women of Action Rally, where they passionately presented this project. Together, they rolled up their sleeves and, with unwavering commitment, made sure things were ready for the team in June. Sandy’s leadership and the collaborative spirit she fostered among local volunteers will continue to ensure things progress at this home.

A Transformational Journey Begins

In the third week of June 2023, Patton Butts and his team arrived in Poonah, ready to put their plans into action. They swiftly assembled the beds, installed the cabinets and sinks, and prepared the homes to welcome the new children. Their arrival marked the beginning of a transformative journey for these orphans, who would now have access to improved living conditions, warmth, and hope for a brighter future.

From Rescue to Empowerment: HOHI’s Journey

This heartwarming collaboration between MWOA, HOHI, US churches and Corporations, combined with local communities in Trinidad demonstrates the incredible impact that can be achieved when organizations and individuals unite for a noble cause. It serves as a shining example of the boundless potential of collective action and the ability to bring about meaningful change in the lives of those who need it most. If would like to support the directors of Operation Smile through monthly sponsorship, click here to learn more. #HOHI #MWOA #CalvaryChurch #RaisingtheStandard #OperationSmile #COGWorldMissions #CalvaryChurch