TOGETHER…we are transforming the community of Mellier, Haiti. Lake Lotawana Community United Methodist Church extends sincere thanks and gratitude to all who have helped with the success of our fundraising for the Hens for Haiti mission initiative to build a sustainable chicken agribusiness in Haiti. We had faith that with God’s help we could raise the necessary funding, but we never imagined it could be done in just three months. God has emotionally moved the church members, the Eastern Jackson County community, and our friends and families throughout the country to allow us to raise $50,000 to help the families of Mellier. We are extremely thankful for all the individuals and businesses that helped make the Hens for Haiti Benefit Auction a tremendous, record-breaking success, raising a significant portion of the needed funds.

While the funds are a gift that we can provide, even more importantly is the hope for a better tomorrow the people of Mellier will have as they invest their efforts into making the chicken farm a success. The groundbreaking for the construction will be in January, with plans for the first eggs to be produced in July. This project will improve the lives of over 800 Haitian families with job opportunities, affordable protein, and improved education.

A huge thank you goes to all the business donors that helped to make the auction an incredible success in raising money and also raising awareness of the issues in Haiti. These businesses include: 3 Anchors Boutique, Art Glass Depot, Bean Counter Café, Big Lots, Coffee Cove, Canoe Club, Captain’s Sports Lounge, Dandelion Décor, Edward Jones – Odessa, El Ranchero, Feather Hill Arts, Flooring & More, Heart & Soul Children’s Christian Learning Center, Hy-Vee, KC Bobcat KC Mowing & More, Kansas City Zoo, Lake Lotawana Beautification Commission, Lake Shore Plaza, Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina, Lot-a-Style Salon, M. Goetz Art, Marina Grog & Galley, Massage Envy, Missouri Mavericks, Nerd Girl Yarns, Odessa Mercantile, Omaha Zoo, Paradise Park, Pinnacle Bank, Powell Gardens, Cosentino’s Price Chopper, PRP Wine International, Salon & Spa De Crist, Silver Fox Antiques, Sinclair’s Restaurant, Sprouts, Stella’s Attic, Stoney Creek Hotel, T-Bones Deli & Meat Market, The Mixing Bowl Baking Co, The Tea Room, Tilley & Co, Trail Boss Conversions, Travel Clean Car Wash, Vig’s KC, and Vine, Vino, & da Vinci.