Children of Haiti

The Gulf Coast Village Foundation, with the help of Gulf Coast Village residents and employees and community supporters, has raised more than $3,400 to support the Village of Hope mission trip to Haiti. Village of Hope is a Christian fundraising organization committed to supporting programs and ministries that promote excellence in education, spiritual growth and primary health care of Haitians in need.

Good Works in Haiti

Gulf Coast Village and Volunteers of America Director of Spiritual Services Pastor Tom Hafer will be taking a one week trip, July 27 – Aug. 2 with a fellow team of missionaries, including his two daughters, to minister and deliver much needed clinical care and medicines to the citizens of Village of Hope in Gaunthier, Haiti, the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. This is Hafer’s second mission trip to Haiti. Following the earthquake of 2010, Hafer and team were on the first commercial airliner allowed into Port-au-Prince to bring relief to Haiti.

Haiti - Tom Hafer

“The mission of Volunteers of America is to reach out and uplift all people to the glory of God (never a hand out, but always a hand-up),” said Hafer. “When people acquire the skills, education, and motivation to climb the ladder of sustainability, they not only survive, they thrive. The Village of Hope,the ongoing Haiti mission project, shares that same quest for self-sufficiency.”

For more information or to support the mission trip, please contact Pastor Hafer at tomh@gulfcoastvillage.org.

Haiti Mission Trip

Founded more than 25 years ago, Gulf Coast Village is the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, Florida. Residents enjoy active independent living in an unparalleled lifestyle of comfort and convenience with a rich array of services and amenities that are focused on living well. The community also offers the security of knowing there is the full continuum of care when needed including:  assisted living, skilled nursing, specialized memory support, home health and outpatient services. Gulf Coast Village is located at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991. For more information call 239-772-1333 or visit www.GulfCoastVillage.com.

Gulf Coast Village is sponsored by Volunteers of America, a national non-profit faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Volunteers of America was founded in 1896 and is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of quality, affordable housing for seniors and a provider of professional long-term care including assisted living, home health care and nursing home care.