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Trip to Saint Marc

  • November 15, 2009
  • HATS Visitors

Nov. 14 –8:45 Karen, Ti Luckner, Odner and I head to Saint Marc to pick up supplies. Truck “Tap Tap” broken down taking people to market On... Continue Reading

Mountain Trip

  • November 12, 2009
  • HATS Visitors

On Tuesday we went up into the mountains. Took the security guard, Odner, with us. These people are the poorest of poor. Although, to me they almost... Continue Reading

Pics to go with last blog

  • November 11, 2009
  • HATS Visitors

My arrival Nov. 03.09 Getting measurements for new staff house I wanted to have braided hair The finished product and on our way up the mountain with... Continue Reading


  • November 10, 2009
  • HATS Visitors

We are slowly getting Karen’s office organized (one of the main things Karen wanted me to do while I was here). Karen has to wear many hats... Continue Reading

Brenda’s First Post

  • November 8, 2009
  • HATS Visitors

Yes yes yes yes yes the Haitian animals keep me awake at night!!! The kids make it worth it though:)) I am already so attached to Ti... Continue Reading

October Newsletter

  • November 3, 2009
  • Karen Huxter

October 29, 2009 Hello everyone. Surprise. You are hearing from me twice in one month. School has been operating a month and half and this week our... Continue Reading

New family member

  • October 26, 2009
  • Karen Huxter

This beautiful little girl is the newest addition to the HATS family. Leica is five years old, has a ready smile and an affectionate heart. We are... Continue Reading

Travel Points Anyone?

  • October 21, 2009
  • Dana Kayal

Travelling from Haiti to Canada to see family or for medical help is necessary, for both physical and mental health, for Karen. This is also quite expensive.... Continue Reading

Threatened Again

  • October 16, 2009
  • Karen Huxter

  Once more we’ve been threatened by neighbours who live next to the mission. In front of the mission compound, between the road and our property, there... Continue Reading

Birthday wishes

  • October 14, 2009
  • Karen Huxter

Ti Luckner recently turned five years old. All of the orphanage children were excited to give birthday hugs and kisses. Dieunel, the newest member of the HATS... Continue Reading

Help Needed

  • October 13, 2009
  • Dana Kayal

This came from an email my mom sent to me (Dana). I know she probably wouldn’t share in her updates so much she needs some help, so... Continue Reading

Employee Profiles – Martha & Luckner

  • Karen Huxter

Martha Joel Martha is the employee I have known the longest. I met Martha in 1995 when she worked with my daughter, Liette and her family. Martha... Continue Reading

School is in & HATS is on the road again!

  • Karen Huxter

September/October 2009 Hello from the Artibonite Valley in Haiti. This update is being written by Karen alone. With our hectic schedules there is no possible chance for... Continue Reading

Sept 09 – Vehicle News!

  • September 26, 2009
  • Karen Huxter

O happy day!!! 8:00 p.m. Just returned from Port with a new vehicle. Hallelujah. HATS now has a vehicle – in my name of course. It can’t... Continue Reading

Aug 09 – Still in Canada, Schooling Results!!

  • Karen Huxter

August 20, 2009 Greetings to all our ‘friends of HATS’. Again this month the HATS Update is coming to you from Canada. Karen is extremely thankful for... Continue Reading