From the Captain. The charity has nothing to do with the ship or is it the reason for us trying to find crew. The world cruise
has nothing to do with the charity. The sailing adventure is just something the Captain wants to do at this point in his life. The charity is something the Captain has been working on since 1999 and will continue to work on the rest of his life. It is something many others back home are involved with too. The crew on board at the time the vessel is in Haiti
normally wants to join in. In 2015 the vessel will only be in Haiti
a total of 3 weeks. It is not a case of keeping anything secret but disclosing names, websites, email
addresses on the web is not a good idea. I get enough junk mail thru the charities website as it is. If you want to support Haiti contact me directly at the email address I gave you. You can easily search the government
of Canada's website for officially government
registered charities and find us there. I would be happy to disclose this information via private email. Better still you can phone
my friends in Haiti and discuss what we have been doing there for many years. Thank you.
Haiti, charities and sailing there.
Our overhead is 0000.00. All money
, every dime, goes to Haiti. Nothing related to the boat
, the crew, or anything else has money
spent on it from any donation we receive. I myself donate all costs of my vessel, its operational costs, its maintenance
, anything to do with it or myself. Many in Canada
donate all their time and effort and have done so for years. I agree many charities have caused problems with get rich schemes and many governments have ruined the thought of many supporting charities. We stay quiet, humble and get the job done without fanfare. Many small independent charities in Haiti are doing wonders. It is these small charities that deserve more recognition but never get it. All I can say is there are many around the world who do amazing work. I have worked beside people who are "Saints". There are many worthy causes out there that need good people behind them. In Haiti you can save a life for 3 dollars. That is the cost to send someone terribly ill to the Missionary Doctors by water taxi (Doctors from Canada
, USA, Cuba
etc who come and work for free for 4 months at a time). The local people can not afford even 3 dollars and they stay home and perish. A school
teacher gets paid 500 US a year. With 95% unemployment, if you get a job, you hope to make 3 dollars a day. For 400 Dollars we will have our Haitian crew build a water cistern for free that will provide safe clean water to many families for life. For 5,000 dollars we will have our Haitian crew build you a fish
pond all by their hands, stock it with fish
, install aeration pumps connected to our solar
system we installed and put your name on this new fish pond. The fish are sold
at fair value to the local people. Any profits go back into the fish farms. Wild fish stocks have crashed and many are hungry. These facts are why the Captain enjoys sailing to Haiti and helping out. He encourages many to sail there and is happy to tell you how you can do it safely. Working there is good for your soul and theirs. At some point we need to stop debating the problems and debate how to make it better while getting it done
Aple Tah - Creole for at peace tomorrow.