When tropical storm Isaac went over Haiti in the end August this year, the media started to tell us that two years and eight months after the earthquake that devastated the country, 390,000 people are still living in tents. This news had a big effect on us at The Viking Team, Realty and made us think about what we can do to help these unfortunate people. We started to look for more information and found on the UN website that still after all this time, 600,000 people are still displaced, of them 390,000 are living in tents. We also found that 588,000 have been infected by cholera, which has killed 7,500. Isaac killed 24 people and 3 are missing. In our search to find out what we can do, we found The Caring Home Project. The Caring Home Project was founded by Frank McKinney with the purpose helping the people of Haiti by among other building self-efficient villages. Today they have built 17 villages with 50 homes, a school, orphanage, community center, medical clinic, water management projects, wind generators and agricultural programs, just to mention few things of what they do. To learn more about the Caring Home Project, follow this link: http://www.frank-mckinney.com/mission_objectives.aspx

We at The Viking Team, Realty realize that we cannot solve all the problems of the people of Haiti, but we can help. From now on we will donate $100 of every closing that we have to the foundation, we will also encourage the other Realtor in the deal, the seller, the buyer and the Title Company to do the same. It is our hope that for every closing that we have that we can raise $500 for the foundation. This will mean that with every 7th closing we have raised enough funds to build a home for a family of eight. The cost of building a concrete home with a metal roof is $3,500. This home has two bedrooms, kitchen and a porch. We will also encourage other Realtors to do the same, as many hands working together make the work easy.