On January 12, 2010 Haiti was struck with 7.0 earthquake. Over 300,000 people were killed and another one million were displaced. During the crisis response to help, police officers from the Northwest were asked to help the Haitian National Police and Fire (PNH). Responder Life sends three teams of police officers and firefighters to help.
Haitian police officers/firefighters receive little to no training beyond the academy. They are paid only $300.00 a month and work in very difficult circumstances with little support. Since 2010, Responder Life has sent over 130 officers, spouses, family and friends to serve in Haiti. They train, serve and build relationships with the PNH officers. The officers are accompanied by spouses, family and friends who serve in the orphanages, widow’s homes and in the communities.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I have to be a first responder or a trainer to go?
A: No. You only have to be willing to share and make friends.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: It depends on airfare at the time of the trip. Generally, costs range between $2,000 to $2,500 per person.
Q: What if I cannot afford that?
A: Most costs are raised through donations. You will be asked to make a $200 deposit and to write letters asking for support.
Q: I can’t go, but how can I help?
A: Prayer – Pray that our teams seek to glorify God, are unified and safe.
Donate – In addition to helping team members travel, we have service team projects, student lunches, graduation banquet and we are continually repairing or replacing our training supplies.
For more information:
Contact our Mission Coordinator