When Progress Reaches the Sky

May 18, 2015

“It’s a joyful day in Tom Gato, Haiti!” exclaimed Kathy Walmer, FHM Executive Director. “The birthing center trusses are up!” This morning Michael Anello, Building Goodness Foundation Haiti In-Country Project Manager, called to share the good news – the trusses were set in place. Real progress.  The Carmelle Voltaire Women’s Health Center has been under construction since January 2015 with the opening planned for October of this year. Anello, and a team of Haitian construction workers are on the construction site five days a week. Building Goodness Foundation sends volunteer construction teams from the United States to Tom Gato to spend week-long trips in Haiti working to build the clinic. Kathy Walmer stated, “What a beautiful sight to see the roof trusses touching the sky. Nineteen trusses were constructed by hand on the 2nd floor of the clinic and lifted to the roof with no cranes to assist! Amazing!” 



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