Tek4Kids, Inc. (Gary and Cathy Boice’s nonprofit) uses education and technology to break the poverty cycle in Haiti. They provide existing schools in Haiti with clean water, electricity, computers and teachers. Children share clean water with their families, reducing instances of cholera and waterborne illnesses. Students that receive computer skills from the Tek4Kids program will be able to find much more advanced jobs despite the high unemployment rate in the area. To learn more about Tek4Kids, visit www.tek4kids.org
REPAIR AFFAIR - We want you! Saturday, June 26, 2021
The Cathedral Repair Affair Team does not yet know where our location will be or what job(s) will be needed, but there is a variety of possibilities: building a wheelchair ramp, exterior siding and porch painting, foundation and trim painting, yard work, minor electrical, minor plumbing, minor carpentry, or other jobs. All work will be done outside of the home due to Covid-19. We would really like to have you on our team. If you are willing to help, please call Rita Owens at 502-387-7511 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently the Cathedral wired $6,000 to Cathedral St Louis, our Sister Parish in Jeremie, Haiti. Funds used for the lunch program at St Therese School. Here is the thank you email Jack Lydon received, on January 25, 2021.
Subject: Thank you of the St Therese School for the lunch Program
Mr Jack Lydon,
I have a great pleasure to answer your mail. It is up to me to thank you for this help so precious in these difficult times that the world is going through. In Haiti, the socio-political and economic situation is very hard for the citizens, especially for the children. The latter are often victims of kidnappings by armed individuals. Their release depends on the ability of their parents and relatives to pay exorbitant ransoms. Children like adults live in fear. We have the feeling of being handed over to the bandits. Thus, keeping children in school and feeding them on site is a great contribution to parents. Thank you very much for the lunch Program of St. Therese School.
As for the evolution of Covid-19 for the parishioners of St Louis Cathedral in Jeremie, the situation remains stable. There are no known cases of people in the parish suffering from the Covid-19.
I wish all the parishioners of Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral, the Pastor, and your family my best wishes for the health in the New Year! May Our Lady of the Assumption keep you under her mantle of grace! God bless you.
Tek4Kids has been providing water to people of Jérémie while schools were shut down. Click on the image to view the video that was shot at St Therese, the Parish School associated with Cathedral St Louis, our sister parish.