News: Next Mission Trip: November 11 – 16, 2013…A Team of High School Students from DePaul Catholic High School will be going with Fr. Phil to do numerous service projects! Please pray for our success!
Hands of Mary for Haiti is an association formed to offer hope and assistance to the people of Notre Dame du Perpetuel Secours parish in Fragneau-Ville, Haiti, as they struggle to overcome the devastating effects of the earthquake of January 12, 2010. Our goal is to be missionaries of hope and healing to the people of the parish. Growing in faith and love, so that we may all increase in holiness.
Letter of Welcome
Welcome to Hands of Mary for Haiti! As our president, I welcome you to our website and invite you to learn more about our work for the people of Haiti. Hands of Mary for Haiti is a charitable organization deeply rooted in the Catholic faith and it is with that faith that we work at being a beacon of hope for Haiti.
Our mission is to assist the people of Notre Dame du Perpetuel Secours in Fragneau-ville, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In helping these people, we aid tens of thousands, men, women and children, in this suburb of Haiti’s capitol city. After the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010 our organization partnered with their pastor, Fr. Jean-Jacque Frederic, to: rebuild their parish, aid the people living in their tent city, provide for their children’s educational needs, offer medical clinics, and to foster the spiritual life of their people.
To date we have sent tens of thousands of dollars (U.S.) to them, which has begun to rebuild the physical plant of their parish and has led to the closing of the tent city, placing these families back in their homes. We have also re-wired their facilities, as previous wires were bare and open to the elements, such as rain, and provided clothing, books, Rosaries, prayer cards, tools and other material goods to help the community take care of itself. Lastly, we have run medical clinics, which have had an outreach beyond the suburb of Fragneau-ville, providing hundreds of people with much needed medical care and assistance.
As we have grown over the past two years, our mission has become ever more clear. As you will be able to see on our What We Need page, our current goals are to build a new church; furnish the parish center and offices, build St. Joseph’s Elementary School, provide the necessary materials to build two satellite chapels for the parish and to pay down the parish’s current debt of $100,000.
Your financial aid and donations to Hands of Mary for Haiti are secure, as we guarantee that all donations received are spent only on bringing our mission to fruition, in other words there is absolutely no overhead. Furthermore, we guarantee that the money used actually gets to the people in Haiti that it is intended for and that it used for the purpose it is given.
From the depths of my heart, I thank you for considering helping our mission. I would also ask that you keep the people of Haiti in your prayers, most especially, by joining us in a special “Rosary for Haiti” every Tuesday.
You will be remembered in my prayers at the Altar of the Lord.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Fr. Philip-Michael F. Tangorra, S.T.L.
Hands of Mary for Haiti is a non-for-profit Corporation in the State of Pennsylvania. We are also recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c) (3) corporation capable of offering Federal Income Tax deductions as we are exempt from all federal taxes.