St. Andrew’s believes in reaching out beyond our local area and helping those in need throughout the global community. Our main effort in this outreach is our Haiti Partnership. Started in 2013, it included a nine-person trip to St. Peter’s School in Berault to share God’s word with fellow Episcopalians and support their effort to bring education to young Haitians. In 2021 we raised $10,000 to support teachers’ salaries and so far this year we have provided $5,500 to support teacher salaries and $2,500 for in-service teacher training. We continue to provide support through donations and collections during the year.
Our most recent trip partnered with the Blue Ridge School. Two of our parishioners joined teens and chaperones from Blue Ridge to visit the students at St. Peter’s and bring supplies. It was a transformative experience for all, one we plan to continue in the years ahead.
If you have questions, are interested in participating in future trips or wish to donate, please contact our lead Carol Kiranbay via the Parish Administrator.