About Us

 

  • I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine,
    you did to me.

    Matthew 25:40

Our Mission
Our Vision
Our Story

To empower Haitians to become self-sufficient through education, through business training and through micro-finance programs. Servants for Haiti desires to follow the example of Jesus by serving those who are impoverished and in need.
Haiti will one day thrive. It will be a country free of poverty and no longer dependent on foreign aid. It will be economically stable with leaders of integrity.
In 2000, Laurae Richards visited Haiti, the most impoverished country in the western hemisphere. While in Haiti, she saw the devastating effect of poverty on the country, and in particular on its children.  In response to the suffering, Richards founded Servants for Haiti in 2005.

 

Our Board Members

Our Board Members are the best in town at what we do. Together we stand for Servants for Haiti.

Laurae Richards

Founder/President
About Me: Laurae Richards went on her first mission trip to Haiti in 2000 and ...

Howard Richards

Vice President
About Me: Howard works as an Electrical Engineer at Exalt Communications in ...

John Haven

Treasurer
About Me: John has been working with Servant's for Haiti since 2006 as the ...

Carolyn Gordon

Secretary
About Me:  

Andrew Davenport

Board Member
About Me: Andrew is a software engineer at Philips Healthcare and is still ...

Jacquie Dion

Board Member
About Me: Jacqui Dion is a social worker at the VA Medical Center in Manches...

Curtis Schmider

Board Member

Q & A

Frequently Asked Questions about Servants for Haiti

  • When did SFH begin?

    Laurae Richards, now president of SFH, and her husband Howard founded the organization in 2005.

  • How did you become interested in helping the people of Haiti?

    Back in 2000, several of us went on a short-term mission trip to Haiti with our church. In the people of Haiti, we saw tremendous suffering and need. Yet in the midst of it all, we saw a joy and faith we had rarely encountered. We were humbled and challenged. Out of that challenge, Servants for Haiti was born.

  • How do you accomplish your work in Haiti from a base in Westford?

    Besides making frequent trips to Haiti, we partner with trustworthy Haitian nationals who live with their country’s problems every day.

  • Can I deduct donations to SFH on my taxes?

    Absolutely! We are a an officially recognized 501(3)(c) non-profit organization under the Internal Revenue Code. Your gifts to SFH are fully tax-deductible.

  • How much of this money actually makes it to Haiti in the form of tangible help?

    Servants for Haiti works on a very lean administrative budget. We will never use more than 10% of our income for administrative and fund-raising purposes. The board is composed entirely of volunteers. The only paid staff are Haitian nationals. This in itself is a source of assistance as we supply meaningful employment in a nation with 70-80% unemployment.

  • I want to send some food and other supplies down to Haiti.  Can you help me do it?

    While it might seem like a good idea to send things to Haiti, such well-meaning acts can actually do long term damage. We do on occasion ask for specific items needed for a team, or for the missionary we will be working with. If you are interested in helping in donating to these needs, please contact us.

  • How do I make a donation?

    You can either send a check to: Servants for Haiti
P.O. Box 1214
Westford, MA 01886 or visit our online donations page here to donate through PayPal. Send us a note at info@servantsforhaiti.org if you have a question that is not answered here.

  • I want to sponsor a child in Haiti.  Can I do that through SFH?

    SFH gives our supporters a chance to sponsor young adults in college and trade school programs. Please go to the Continuing Education Scholarship Program for more information on how you can help.