Idealism without Illusion
On January 12, 2010, Haiti experienced a devastating earthquake that killed 250,000 people and left 1.2 million men, women and children in Port-au-Prince homeless in rubble.
In October 2010, Beachhead commenced its operations by splashing down in
Port-au-Prince Haiti and establishing 15 projects to deliver clean water, sanitation & hygiene to more than 10,000 very-in-need people. Since then, Beachhead has delivered & implemented over 500,000 gallons of sanitization to the schools, faith groups & orphanages in Port-au-Prince.
Unfortunately, despite billions of dollars in internationally donated humanitarian and redevelopment aid,
Haitian poverty & social misery rates have actually increased!
Haiti remains the western hemisphere’s poorest country (World Bank) and most corrupt (Transparency International);
in desperate need of wide-spectrum sanitization solutions for nearly half its population!
The 11,500 NGO’s & Charities responsible for dispensing Billions in Aid, on a small island of 10 million,
are collectively unable to stem Cholera outbreaks nor solve basic sanitization challenges.
Aid Industry officials are calling for more money & time.
Beachhead remains committed to making improvement in Port-au-Prince and will continue our WaSH Aid work in a few current projects while looking for ways to expand our reach through local aid, faith and rural medical stations.
We believe that Humanitarian Charities need not only to deliver tangible results,
but must become self-supporting organizations and not remain reliant on USA charity.
Beachhead 2019 programming is focused on helping local charities become more self-relieant;
while working to bring more visibility & accountability to Haitian Aid dispersement.
2019 FEATURED 9-1-1 PROJECT
Beachhead founder Gerry Kiley with kids at My Fathers House (MFH), a 200 person orphanage n Port-au-Prince Haiti. Beachhead has been donating WaSH sanitization to MFH since 2010.
Pastor Pierre Herard is Beachheads first aid recipient to become a small business entrepreneur, utilizing the Beachhead WaSH sanitization products. Proceeds from all product sales will go towards the operating budget of the orphanage and pay the individuals selling the products.
Past Beachhead 9-1-1 Haiti Projects:
St. Louis de Gonzague is an elite 1,200 person private Roman Catholic primary and secondary school. Founded in 1890, it has and continues to educate Haitian leadership, civil servants & produce highly accomplished graduates, including many past country Presidents and Ministers. Beachhead has been provided WaSH to this critical institution between 2010 & 2016.
Evangelistic World Outreach, has been providing local leadership, education & spiritual support to thousands of Haiti’s poorest for over 40 years. The Brumbley’s work truly makes this a better world. Beachhead made its first ClO2 delivery to EWO in 2010. Between 2010 & 2016, Beachhead provide decontamination to two EWO schools food preparation areas serving over 2,000 children in very difficult & fluid circumstances.
St. Croix Hospital is a major Hospital 2 hours Northeast of PAP, serving a 300,000 person community and 800 people/week. Like most Haitian health centers, it lacks consistent sanitization and sterilization capabilities. Beachhead periodically provides operating and patient room disinfection to this critical health care facility.
Latter-day Saint Charities is one of the most effective relief and care organizations known to Aid.
LDS Humanitarian Relief continually reaches out beyond its doors to help desperately tough situations.
So does Beachhead. We provide WaSH solutions and application tools for hundreds of children at a Port-au-Prince LDS orphanage.
United Nations & Police Nationale D’Haiti Three consecutive Commissaire de Police (Petion-Ville) have used Beachhead ClO2 to combat cholera & other difficult prison contaminations & odors since we first treated their station’s water tanks & lines in 2010. It is also coveted to remove odors from uniforms, support equipment & vehicles. We continue to support Local Authorities to insure that those tasked with the safety of the country are kept safe in their own environments.
Healing Hands for Haiti (HHH) has been providing Prosthetic and Orthotic (P&O) services to the people of Haiti since 1998. Since the 2010 earthquake, HHH has been hosting & organizing the planets best medical teams as they cycle through Haiti donating their expertise and compassion to these desperately needed services. Beachhead is pleased to continue its support this work by providing disinfection to HHH’s new 1,600 s.f. patient rehab facility in PAP.