Cross Catholic Outreach’s 7th Annual Village of Hope Gala was a success! It was held April 26, at Le Pavillon in Lafayette, Louisiana. Special thanks to all our generous supporters! The Gala raised more than $400,000 to support Kobonal Haiti Mission’s housing project, a ministry that builds sturdy concrete houses for poor families living in small, makeshift shanties. This year, Cross Catholic Outreach and the Mission are planning to construct 80 houses on behalf of poor families. This year’s gala sponsors included:
Matching Gift Sponsor: Dr. Kip & Carolyn Doerle Schumacher
Gala Sponsors: Noelle & Sam LeBlanc, Richard & Jennifer McElligott, Stephen & Mona Wright, Dr. Jeffrey Seiler, Sharon & Shawn O’Neill, Rucks Family Foundation, McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc.
Table Sponsors: AAA Signs, Inc., Ideal Steel, L.L.C., Janice & Mark Newton, Raymond James | River Ranch, Boni Ritter, Coil Tubing Partners, William John, Machine Specialty & Manufacturing, Inc., The Picard Group, Ann & Bill Schulenburg
Underwriters: Acadian Ambulance Services, Lanell & Leon Comeaux, Beta Land Services
Father Glenn Meaux founded Kobonal Haiti Mission in 1989; and in 2003, Cross Catholic Outreach began partnering with the ministry. Since its founding, the Mission has become an oasis of material and spiritual transformation. This integral ministry not only meets the immediate needs of poor families by providing food, shelter, water and medical assistance, but also works toward self-sufficiency through education, animal husbandry, agriculture, permaculture and microfinance.
For more information, contact Carol Collins at 800-914-2420 ext. 235 or CCollins@CrossCatholic.org.
Proceeds from this event will be used to cover any expenditures for The Kobonal Haiti Mission incurred through June 30, 2020, the close of our ministry’s new fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.