More than two dozen residents of the greater Evansville area are currently spending the week in Thomazeau, Haiti, with the non-profit relief organization LiveBeyond.
The organization works to help with a variety of medical concerns, educational and nutritional needs in the Caribbean nation.
LiveBeyond was founded 20 years ago to respond to disasters and medical emergencies, and following the Haiti earthquake in 2010, set up a permanent base in Thomazeau to not only take care of immediate medical needs, but to positively transform the region through healthcare, education and sustainable solutions for agriculture, clean water and employment generation, according to the organization.
Individuals joining the team from Evansville this week include medical practitioners, homemakers, receptionists, pastors, business professionals and teachers. They work they’ll do includes running a medical clinic with optometry, OB/GYN and general medical services, education and therapy for children in the at-risk program “Kè Pou Timoun” or the disability program “Johnny’s Kids,” and distributing food to area schools.