A crowd of 350 compassionate guests came together at the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club in Boca Raton for Food For The Poor’s 23rd Annual Building Hope Gala on February 3rd, united with a goal of making a difference in the lives of destitute families in Boen, Haiti.
Guests pledged to build 50 sturdy homes with water, sanitation and solar-powered light kits.
Those families also will benefit from a chicken coop with 1,000 layer hens and four fish ponds plus fishing equipment that will help provide food and a way to earn an income to lift them out of poverty.
Adam Stewart, CD, Deputy Chairman and CEO of Sandals Resorts International and the ATL Group, was also honored by the charity with the Ambassador For The Poor Award, for his efforts to help the poor in Jamaica and the Caribbean through educational and community initiatives.
Food For The Poor President/CEO Robin Mahfood presented Stewart with the award, praising him and his foundation’s contributions.
“Haiti needs our help,” Mahfood said as he spoke to the crowd about the importance of building safe, sturdy homes for poor families in Haiti. “We cannot solve all of Haiti’s problems but we can help one family at a time.”