Village of Hope Gala Raised over $380,000!

Cross Catholic Outreach’s Village of Hope Gala was a success! The gala was held May 9, at Le Pavillon in Lafayette, Louisiana. Special thanks to all our generous supporters! The gala raised more than $380,000 to support Kobonal Haiti Mission’s housing project, a ministry that builds sturdy concrete houses for poor families living in small, makeshift shanties.

Thank you to this year’s sponsors:

Gala Chairs: Chris and Pat Dauterive

Committee: Boni Ritter, Mary Zaunbrecher, Cindy Herring, Maureen and Mike Fitzpatrick, Ellen and Greg Mullen, Renee and Steve Hennigan, Evan Boudreaux, Richard McElligott, Janice Newton, Tyron Picard, Judy Corne, William John, Mary Melanson

Gala Sponsors: Jennifer and Richard McElligott, Macro Companies, Inc., Hancock Whitney Bank, Noelle and Sam LeBlanc, Chris & Pat Dauterive, Dr. Jeffrey Seiler, Mona and Stephen Wright, Boni Ritter, Coil Tubing Partners, Platinum Financial, Deborah and Gregory Harmon, Mrs. Joyce Harmon, Agnes and Norm Dugas

Table Sponsors: Dr. Kip and Carolyn Doerle Schumacher, Mary Melanson, Flo Faulk, Mary and Russell Zaunbrecher, Charlene and Andre Miller, Raymond James | River Ranch, Kathy and Ray Scott, The Picard Group, Ideal Steel, L.L.C., Janice and Mark Newton, Claire and David Daly

Underwriters: Dr. Jeffrey Seiler, Washington State Bank, Acadian Ambulance Services, Viator Services and Repair

For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.

Psalm 78:15-16

Kobonal, Haiti

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Nearly 60% of Haiti’s 10.8 million people live in poverty. Households lack food, clean water, health care and education. Two-thirds of Haiti’s people have no formal job. Cross Catholic Outreach works with the Kobonal Haiti Mission to alleviate poverty among Haiti’s poorest families.

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.

Proverbs 19:17

Your Impact In Haiti

With your faithful giving, over $2.8 million has been raised through the Village of Hope Gala. Together, we are making a significant material and spiritual impact on families in Haiti.



new homes keep out the rain, can withstand natural disasters, and bring dignity, security and hope.



students attend school at the mission.



families, on average, are supplied clean water from each well.



families receive monthly staples such as corn, beans, oil, and soap.

Proceeds from this event will be used to cover any expenditures for the Kobonal Haiti Mission.