FCC News Desk
A small team from Outreach to Haiti is taking part in a five-day, 337-mile bike ride started Monday, Sept. 25, and its purpose is to raise awareness and funds to support the diocesan mission in Haiti.
On the morning of Sept. 28, the riders visited the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich and were greeted by students from St. Patrick Cathedral School. Joining them were the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, and Outreach to Haiti Executive Director Susan Wallace.
A pictorial diary of the 2023 bike ride can be found HERE.
The purpose of the ride is to raise awareness and funds to support our mission in Haiti. Outreach to Haiti has been in Haiti for over 35 years, serving the poor in the Christ Roi (Christ the King) community of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas with a healthcare clinic, food and nutrition programs, education programs, developing and maintaining twinning relationships, cultural immersion trips, and the FAK program, which empowers women to start their own businesses. Our motto is Helping Haitians Help Haitians, and Outreach to Haiti is truly saving and changing lives in Haiti. More information about Outreach to Haiti can be found at OutreachToHaiti.org
Donations from this ride are earmarked for the dental program and to support the educational program. Our medical staff in Haiti has identified the dental program as one of the greatest needs for the Outreach to Haiti clinic.
The people we serve in Haiti ARE IN GREAT NEED OF OUR SUPPORT, due to political and social unrest resulting from many factors, including the 2021 assassination of President Moise. The unrest has not yet been settled, so both the demand for our services and the challenges associated with delivering those services have increased significantly. Despite these challenges, and with your help, we continue to maintain our services to the community.
You can donate by using the link below, or by sending a check to
Outreach to Haiti,
815 Boswell Ave.,
Norwich, CT 06360.
Any questions, call (860) 800-3601.