"Hope on the Move" for Haiti
Years of experience have taught one Gainesville family, the greatest need for those who are suffering, is hope.
Carol Atkinson and her husband Mark of Gainesville have been traveling to Haiti since 1998; bringing medical, evangelical, agricultural, and construction expertise, but their ultimate mission is to bring hope- which is fueled by the relationships they develop along the way.
"What they're doing is wonderful," said Nahomie Cloutier, who was adopted from an orphanage in Port-au-prince four years ago. The 20-year-old, who now lives in Alachua, said her life is an illustration of the good that comes from not giving up.
"I would've been in Haiti when the earthquake hit, I wouldn't be here," said Cloutier.
Cloutier has since traveled to Haiti with the Atkinsons, who are currently planning another mission trip to the island nation.
In May, Carol Atkinson founded, "Hope on the Move," an organization run by her family, and a small group of local professionals- with a mission of bringing hope to those in need.
The group will be traveling to Haiti in March.
For more information on "Hope on the Move," check out their website here.
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