Silent Auction 2018 bid 2
9th Annual Haiti Mission
Golf Tournament & Silent Auction
April 23, 2018
Thank you and God bless you for your generosity! As most of you already know for the third straight year we had great weather for our 9th Annual Golf Tournament & Silent Auction.
We had plenty of food, drinks and many teams enjoying their rounds on the beautiful Ellendale course. We received bids on over 75 items. As in the past, many winning bidders also added to their donation and additional donations were made without bidding on items. After all the checks were collected, the auction items took in just under $26,000.
We cannot begin to thank all who have helped with the SA enough. Many generous people have donated items for the past nine years and the bidders have continued to amaze us with their generosity! Thank you again!
Because of the generous support of our Sponsors prior to the event, donating $80,000, our combined total reached $105,795 which is nearly 15% more than our goal of $93,750.
Our final total of $105,795 will be restricted towards matching funds to continue to build the next 28 homes. With half the money in place we will continue to build homes for each $3750 we collect from donors.
Since the Silent Auction began dedicating money in 2013 to be utilized towards building homes we have raised $553,485 in matching money and have built 125 homes. We are now on our way to 150 over the next year which will put us at 1.125 million utilized for home construction. Amazing! You Cannot Out Give God!
We have donations in place to utilize the matching funds to build homes through the end of November 2018. We are confident that donors will continue to support the building project and the matching money will not go unused which should allow us to build 25 homes over the next 12 months.
Laura and I just returned with our group of 14 from our mission trip last month and we were able to dedicate 10 homes. Deacon Lloyd and Ms. Faie leave for Haiti with another group next week. What a joy it is to represent all of our HMI donors and supporters as we dedicate homes and are blessed to witness how lives and families are generationally being changed.
Laura and I return back to Haiti on June 2 – June 9, 2018 with another group of 14. We enjoy honoring our 35 member construction team and celebrating with many of the families who have received homes. We look forward to sharing the great news with the community that another 25 families will have the chance to move from misery to poverty over the next year because of your support!
Please visit the HMI website at www.haitimissioninc.com and look for more exciting updates.
Thank you once again for all you are doing to make this possible. God bless you and your family.
David & Laura Fakier
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. John Bunyan
(This year was also one of the best turnouts of golfers. Because of the wonderful support of some dedicated sponsors, our Tee box sign project and some faithful golfers, the tournament itself generated $26,000 in addition to the Silent Auction funds. These funds are used to keep our water projects going and help with the schools and other humanitarian initiatives during our mission trips. Thanks to all who helped in anyway but a special word of thanks to Ellendale Country Club that again this year set the stage for all of this to come together)