Labadee, Haiti

Labadee, Haiti

Cruise4Haiti group arrives in Haiti

Hello from the Cruise4Haiti team. We send off our medical supplies and donations to For Haiti With Love.

Today our Cruise4Haiti voluncruise will make our final port call in Labadee, Haiti. Royal Caribbean International’s Liberty of the Seas will arrive in Labadee around 11:00 a.m. today, November 19, 2010.

Our group consists of 31 people traveling to research outreach projects that can be developed for Airline Ambassadors. We are also delivering the holidays to Haiti through donations that have been collected and sorted onboard for distribution to orphans residing at the For Haiti With Love orphanage.  We are also delivering medical supplies to the only free burn clinic on Haiti, which is funded and staffed by For Haiti With Love.

These are our Xmas gifts for the kids. We had to wrap them for delivery via pallet due to unrest, which shut down our ability to leave the compound.

In addition, we have raised funds to help support the ongoing humanitarian projects already established in Haiti by Airline Ambassadors and For Haiti With Love.

Little Cruise Buzz bartering for some bracelets with a salesman from Haiti.

For more information about these two wonderful organizations, visit the Cruise4Haiti website at http://www.cruise4haiti.com/partners/non-profits/.

Due to civil unrest in Haiti, we have modified our plans for today.  Originally our group was granted permission to go off-site to do a site visit of the For Haiti With Love projects in the city of Cap-Haitien, not far from the port of Labadee.

Eva from For Haiti With Love sees one of her residents in the artists colony.

Instead, five members of the on-ground team in Haiti will meet us in the secured area of our Royal Caribbean International beach compound.  We will have our Cruise4Haiti delegation meet with three members of the For Haiti With Love orphanage and two members of the Airline Ambassadors Haiti outreach team.

What most people might not know is that we are cruising with the Founder of Airline Ambassadors, Nancy Rivard and the Co-founder of For Haiti With Love, Eva DeHart. We have accomplished a lot in terms of gathering information about sustainable tourism through the cruise industry.  It is our goal to establish programs to help communities that are affected by tourism within the cruise industry.

Our group is really excited to “hand-off the baton” (our donations) to the on-ground team in Haiti.

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