Jeff C. Domond Foundation, Haiti
Box 1235, Claremont, CA 91711www.jeffcdomondfoundation.org
Parishioner Joe Domond
2019 Medical Mission (postponed due to political unrest)
For over ten years, Deacon Joe Domond has organized an annual medical mission to Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world, beset by poverty and natural disasters. He has been taking doctors, dentists, physical therapists, ophthalmologists and others to people who may never have received professional care. At this time, Deacon Joe is raising funds to build a medical clinic so that a rural community can have year-round medical care. The new clinic will include a laboratory, operating and delivery rooms, pharmacy, examination rooms, dental offices, and accommodations for a resident doctor and visiting medical teams who volunteer their services.
The foundation also provides a school and clean water systems for homes. For more information, visit www.jeffcdomondfoundation.org.
This foundation was established in 2004 in memory of Jeff C. Domond, an OLA and Damien High School graduate and student at California State University, Fullerton. His parents, Joe and Rita Domond, have since been involved in building the future of Haiti through human development. Projects include an annual medical mission of local doctors, dentists and nurses, as well as volunteers from the OLA community. (The next mission is scheduled in March 14-24, 2019; medical professionals are sought for this ten-day commitment.) The foundation also supports a school of four classrooms with 100 students that incorporates Catholic teaching along with education to reduce illiteracy in Haiti. The foundation also subsidizes the salaries of 10 parochial school teachers. In addition, the foundation supports an orphanage for 76 children operated by the Sisters of St. Therese de l'Enfant Jesus. Future projects include relocation of the school to accommodate more students, and the construction of a filtered-water system for the school and community.