God has given me the spiritual gifts of administration and mercy and a passion for helping the poor, particularly when the “help” is extended in partnership with those being served. Since visiting Extollo in Haiti I have been encouraged by their ministry as it currently is and as it is envisioned to be. I am excited to be part of the team!
Board Member - Treasurer
Karen Jones has served over many years in a variety of leadership positions in both for-profit and not for profit organizations. These include management positions in auditing, financial analysis and budgeting, and human resources management, primarily in the banking industry. She has served in a variety of Board oversight, consulting, and operational roles for several not for profit organizations that are involved primarily with assisting under-resourced people in Africa and Macedonia. She has served as the chairperson of her church’s Mission Committee. She has a Masters in Business Administration and is a CPA (inactive).
We had 30 applicants for this current welding class! Normally, we keep our welding classes at 8-10 students, but we decided to open this class to 15 students. Thanks to a generous donation from Airgas, Rock Hill, SC this is the first Welding Class that has the opportunity to learn gas welding! Now our students will graduate-level one with even more skills - learning how to stick weld as well as gas weld.
Generator House and Fuel tank shed: While our staff houses will continue to run mainly with solar power, there is a need to have back up generator power for cloudy days, or when the batteries just don't have enough power for running multiple appliances at the same time.
Restroom facility: The restroom facility is almost complete! In order to finish this project, the staff is working hard to finish the metal roofing and finish the last bits of carpentry, plumbing and electrical work. We are so excited for this project to come to completion. It will be a huge asset to our site.
We continue to build up the capacity of the Haiti Admin team (Junior and Jessica). Extollo's US accountant, Brook, continues to do training with Junior and Jessica on recording transactions and managing them in Quickbooks Online. Brook is working with Junior and Jessica to build their capacity in managing the new accounting codes/system, time sheets, and other processes - and the added complexity they bring. Good progress is being made!
Have you ever considered using your skills to help in Haiti? We have some opportunities for people to come spend some time at the Training Center investing into our Haitian staff!
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Global Giving Campaign
Extollo has been approved to run a project through Global Giving! Global Giving is an online giving platform that will give us more exposure to corporate funding from all over the world. In order to become a full partner, we must prove that we have supporters backing our organization and complete their requirements of raising at least $5,000 from 40 unique donors between March 9-25!
This is a huge opportunity and we will need your help. You can check out more information before the campaign starts!
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