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Well something that has been in the works for a few days is now official, I am going to Haiti in about 3 weeks. I’ve been experiencing such a wide range of emotions from excited to scared sh*tless but mostly I am thrilled to have the opportunity to go and do whatever I can to help the people of Haiti recover from the devastation all around them.

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So here’s the deal. I was invited to go with a group of doctors sponsored by New Reality International, an organization that helps provide free medical treatment to the most poverty stricken nations in the world. My job will be to photographically document the work they are doing in order to help raise money to make further trips to Haiti possible. I also plan to work in the makeshift clinic in whatever non-medical capacities that I can.

I’ll be flying to Miami on February 26th and will depart to Haiti on the 27th and stay there for a week. I am financing the trip out of my own pocket as are all of the volunteers to make sure that donations received by NRI go directly to provide medical supplies for those in need. So for any of you who might like to help me make this trip possible, I’ve set up a donation page through my paypal account. Just click on the “Donate” button in the side bar on the left side of the screen. Any amount is greatly appreciated and I will of course be sharing the images I shoot here on the blog when I return. Thank you so much!

4 Responses to “I’m going to Haiti!”

  1. Tina says:

    This is so wonderful! I was so touched when I read your post about giving away a photo shoot in exchange for a donation. Best of luck and be safe. I can’t wait to see what you bring back.

  2. Tina says:

    Hi, Justine. I’d like to make a donation, but I can’t find the Donate button. Thanks, Tina

  3. justine says:

    Thank you so so much Tina! If you look on the sidebar of the blog, you should see the Donate button under the RSS feed. Or you can copy and paste this link into your browser. https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=1G8SxE0hAso5rO3N7t-kS44KnSunWdWB2cygMSF4ds-0-O1uD4SLYRQd_dK&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1fc53a056acd1538874a43d73a07f26b2cc3a8a5dff46470e3

    Thank you so much for the kind words and for your support! :)

  4. Kirstin says:

    Justine~
    So glad to have you on board with the trip. Thanks for your dedication and heart for Haiti. I think this will be a very rewarding and life changing trip for all the volunteers!
    ~Kirstin

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