Friday, September 22nd, 2023 | 7:00pm
Please join us for a fun night of inspirational speakers and great food and drink, as we celebrate:
Hands Across the Sea: Supporting Haiti Outreach.
In spite of the ongoing challenges in Haiti, including massive inflation, the Haiti Outreach Program continues to support and fight every day, 365 days a year, to improve the lives of people in the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. We support almost all the operating costs annually to cover the costs to run a primary school, a high school, a parish and a medical clinic. In these difficult times in Haiti, they need us now more than ever.
To our longtime friends, partners, and parishioners, we will again celebrate Haiti in the Cathedral Hall at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Knoxville. in the Cathedral Hall at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Knoxville. We ask that this year, in particular, you attend and help us make a difference and bring a positive outlook back to our brothers and sisters in Haiti, now and in the future.
Please RSVP below. If you cannot attend, we hope you can offer any level of financial support also through the link below.
Incredible speakers so far include:
- Mr. Drew Peloubet, US Liaison to Bishop Desinord Jean Catholic Diocese of Hinche, Haiti, who will offer an overview of the Bishops strategy for Catholic operations throughout Haiti.
- Ms. Loune Viaud, executive director of Zanmi Lasante (ZL) the sister organization of Partners in Health (PIH) a Boston-based nonprofit health care organization founded in 1987. In 2002 Ms. Viaud received the “RFK Human Rights Award” from Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights in recognition of her work for the establishment of a health care system focused on human rights in Haiti. She has contributed numerous times with testimonies to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Economic and Social Rights in Haiti as well as on Capitol Hill on health and human rights in Haiti. Currently she leads a team of close to 6000 employees in providing health care and supportive programs to over 1.3 million persons throughout the central region of Haiti.