Marlins help in Haiti coming to fruition

The Marlins along with Food For the Poor have done very good work following the awful Earthquake in Haiti.

I will give the Marlins organization this: they are very quick to respond when humanitarian action is needed. And they have always been so. At least, since I have been following the team.

Here is the Press Release:

The Marlins and Food For The Poor are proud to announce that Inspiration Village in Haiti is now officially complete. The Marlins held a campaign in 2010 to raise funds and awareness to build much-needed housing in Haiti. Sixteen months after the devastating earthquake, this dream has become a reality. Nearly 200 displaced victims have found a permanent home in Inspiration Village.

Donations to the Homes for Haiti campaign led to the construction of the new village consisting of 25 two-room houses with personal sanitation units. The community received a water well, a solar powered water purification unit, and a community center to offer the opportunity for further education in agricultural and animal husbandry, as well as vocational skills training. These services will assist the farmers in achieving maximum results from their efforts in order to support their families and make the community sustainable.

Marlins Executives, including P.J. Loyello, Sr. VP of Communications and Broadcasting, Sean Flynn, Sr. VP of Marketing and Angela Smith, Director of Community Outreach, Billy The Marlin and Marlins front office staff together with Dawn McCormick, Community Affairs Manager for Waste Management will visit Cap-Haitien, Haiti from May 3 through May 5 to celebrate the dedication of Inspiration Village.

Important: Footage of the trip to Haiti and Inspiration Village will be available to media. Those interested in footage of the trip, images or additional information, please contact Carolina Perrina at

"We are proud to have made the dreams of displaced earthquake victims a reality," said P.J. Loyello. "Thanks to the efforts of all those that contributed to this campaign 25 families now have a home to call their own."

The need for housing in this area exceeds the 25 homes Inspiration Village provides. If you are interested in assisting with additional housing projects, please visit to make your donation today. View the story of Inspiration Village.


Still a lot of work to be done, but the Marlins have been at the forefront of the initial effort. And as all of us know, when natural disasters happen, it can take years before everything is returned to sorta "normal."

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