A redemption only Christ can orchestrate through willing servant hearts like Patchouko, at Accolade for Saving Lives. Twenty "street boys" returned to their homes. Respect returned to parents, where it belongs. Attendance in school, church, service to others and a new-found respect of self. And then. . .Hurricane Matthew blew through Les Cayes. All but one home damaged, most destroyed or nearly destroyed. Newly learned behaviors now challenged by hunger, need, doubt, desperation.
You can be the wind beneath the wings of our ASL families. Below you will find pictures and description of the needs unique to each family. After securing the needs as listed for each family, ASL will empower and educate our families. Together we are developing employment opportunities and teaching business management skills that will allow them to pay for the next year's rent and/or future repair needs.
Kendy lives with his mother, step-father and 4 siblings. They had recently added a second room to their home. The entire home was destroyed by the hurricane. His parents are rebuilding the walls. Accolade for Saving Lives will assist them with the roof. A donation of $725 will make this happen.
Wenley lives with his mother and 2 siblings. His mother owns the land and one room that she has finished. Wneley’s mother has been able to replace her roof. She had begun work on a second room which sustained damage with the storm. Accolade for Saving Lives would like to provide her a cement floor for both the room she has finished and the room she had begun, as well as finish the walls and assist her with a roof on the second room. A donation of $1,500 would make this possible.
Woulio's mother has a piece of family land for rebuilding. She struggles with some health issues, but works hard when she is able. $2,000 will get her started on new construction.
Peterson lives with his mother, step-father and many siblings. The family owns the land and has some structure in place. One room is “finished” with a leaky roof, two rooms have partial walls that are now damaged from the storm. A donation of $2,000 will repair/finish two rooms with cement floor and a sufficient roof.