Parishioner Joe Domond
For almost 20 years, The Jeff. C. Domond Foundation has brought hope to the people of rural Haiti near Marbial. Deacon Joe Domond organized an annual medical mission to Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world, beset by poverty and natural disasters. He took doctors, dentists, physical therapists, ophthalmologists and others to people who may never have received professional care. The mission trips ended with the pandemic of 2020-22. But the work of the Foundation continued.
Construction advanced on a small hospital which will be dedicated on June 15, 2022 (the date of Jeff Domond's birthday, see below). A dialysis center in Port-au-Prince, in the capital, has been in operation during the pandemic and now requires a reliable source of electricity from solar panels. Deacon Joe will supervise Baptisms and First Communions, an annual year-end retreat and graduation for the students at a Catholic elementary school supported by the Foundation. He will also visit the girls' orphanage and oversee the clean water program for homes in the community.