Short Mission Trip January 17th, 2019 to January 21st, 2019
Attached is a memo that Wings of Hope put together that outlines everything that we’re planning on doing on this Short Mission Trip. As always, this could change based on time,circumstances.
- Price for Mission Trip Fee: $250 per person(Includes food, ground transportation, lodging)
- Airport Fee: $10 cash per person
- First Payment of $50 is due August, 2018
- Second Payment of $50 is due by October 1st, 2018
- Final Payment of $150 is due by January 1st, 2019.
Project Funds $500 pp, TBD
Payment methods: Cash App / Online (www.wingsofhopeintl.org)/Check Your trip to Haiti will be an unforgettable one, and hopefully one in which you will treasure for years to come. Please keep in mind that plans do not unfold in the same way in third world countries, so keeping an open mind and being flexible is key to your trips success. We wanted to take a minute to address some key areas of concern and paint a positive, but realistic picture for preparing you for the mission trip. For some of you, it will be your first time traveling to a third world country. While we can’t promise that you will not be shocked to see the extreme poverty that people live in, we can promise to make your experience as safe and peaceful as possible. We are in the mountains where life is a little more peaceful
but not as advanced as the big cities. While temperatures in Haiti are overall warm to hot (average is 80 degrees), Juampas is somewhat cooler since it is the mountains.
Checklist to better prepare you… Please read carefully:
a. Always check with your doctor prior to traveling abroad. This is very important! Your doctor will advise you on what immunization/medication you may need for a particular country, as well as any precautions you may want to take for things like allergies, etc.
b. The host house where you will lodge is not built on hotel style, but rather a better version of the typical everyday life. Sleeping arrangements are dorm style. You can expect to lodge 4-6 per room. There will be staff who are non-English speaking working in the house and always work hard to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable.
c. Drinking water will be purchased. Well water is used for bathing and toileting.
d. Small denominations of money are recommended so that you don’t have to make change… Bring at least $25 in small bills and coins. There is no need to change money at the airport before leaving, you may do so at your own discretion.
e. You will need insect repellant with DEET
f. Bring flip flops and durable walking shoes/tennis shoes as you will sometimes be on rocky, uneven terrain. Don’t forget socks!
g. Light snacks (especially if you are on a particular diet) such as granola bars.
h. Head Scarf and hat/cap
i. Umbrellas, Rain ponchos are very useful Hand sanitizer/disinfectant wipes, sunscreen and sunglasses Items 5-9 should be readily accessible in a small backpack or tote.
j. You will need your own flashlight.
k. You do not need a large purse. A waist pouch, small shoulder bag with long straps or a light backpack is most appropriate.
l. Keep in mind if you have dietary restrictions or preferences, they may or may not be accommodated. So, prepare accordingly, as some meals will have meat.
m. If you have known food, environmental, or drug allergies… please let us know immediately and have your antidote with you at all times. This is your responsibility. Please have a copy of your insurance card next to emergency contact to be kept with your passport.
n. Very light-weight clothing is recommended. Jeans and Capris are fine to wear. Pack lightly; you will have the option to hand wash light clothing to lessen the load of clothes needed to pack. You may compensate one of the staff members to do your laundry as needed.
o. Bring a sleeping bag! (Optional)
p. Bring 2 Bedsheets (twin size), Pillow, Pillowcases, Towels, Washcloths, Bathing Suit q. Lastly, don’t forget to bring your camera!
For any questions, please contact:
Cheryl Gray-Eturralde: 404-715-1484
Wings of Hope: 404-862-4427
We ask that each volunteer raise $500.00 to go towards the construction project to build an 11th grade onto the school.. *All donations will be tax deductible.*
Optional Donation Supplies (For the School, Medical Clinic & School Pantry)
- Soccer Balls
- Vitamins with Iron
- Jump Ropes
- Old Shoes
- Peanut Butter