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Rachel Wheeler, 11, is greeted like a star by residents of a village named for her efforts,

Rachel Wheeler, 11, is greeted like a star by residents of a village named for her efforts, "Rachel's Village."

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Total Number of Gifts: 221
Total Value of Gifts: $165,205.44

Recent Donors

Brent Kottas - $100.00

Anonymous - $100.00

Anonymous - $75.00

Anonymous - $90.00

Robert/Bianca Sapia - $50.00

Anonymous - $90.00

Malin Ruffino - $100.00

Anonymous - $180.00

Liberty Tax & Basket Garden & Gifts - $0.00

Joe and Kathy Skipper - $0.00

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Recent News

June 17: NBC Channel 5 "Rachel's Village, A home for people in Haiti"

Past News


2010: Sun-Sentinel’s Morning Show “Local girl raises money to build homes in Haiti”

 

2009: ABC Channel 10 “Girl Builds $2,600 Homes In Haiti”

A little girl needs your help to build a school in Haiti.

Hoisted high in the air, 11-year-old Rachel Wheeler caught her first glimpse of the Food For The Poor village she worked for two years to build. From above the crowd, Rachel could see the rows of vibrantly painted pink, blue and green homes, nestled along the coast in Leogane, Haiti, near the epicenter of the January 2010 earthquake. Villagers surrounded Rachel, clapping and singing songs of praise and thanks. One-by-one the residents embraced and kissed the young girl, who helped to move 27 families out of dilapidated shacks into permanent two-room homes.

With the village completed, Rachel has decided to fund-raise to build a school in Haiti.

Please continue to donate to Rachel’s initiative, and be the answer to the prayers of families who have nothing not even access to an education. Already living in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, the people of Haiti continue to experience tragedy and heartache after the devastating earthquake, battling against the deadly cholera epidemic and the start of hurricane season.


Recent Press Release & Video:

June 27 Rachel's Village inauguration video
http://www.youtube.com/embed/0CXana_BkUw

May 27: Food For The Poor
http://www.foodforthepoor.org/newsroom/news/homes-for-haitians-05-27-11.html

In The News

June 15: WLRN Reporter Chris DiMattei

The interview is posted on WLRN’s website at http://www.miamiherald.com/wlrn/.

To listen, click on the interview dated 6/16 “Broward County youngster a hero in Haiti.”

May 27: ABC Channel 10 “Girl, 11, Raises $170K To Build Village In Haiti”
- http://www.local10.com/topstories/28052398/detail.html

May 27: CBS Channel 4 “Haitian Village Built By Local 11-Year-Old
- http://miami.cbslocal.com/2011/05/27/haitian-village-built-by-local-11-year-old/
May 27: CBS Channel 4 YouTube:
- http://youtu.be/4MyWvqqFbT0

May 27: Sun Sentinel “Lighthouse Point girl receives hero’s welcome in Haitian village”
- http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2011-05-27/news/fl-rachel-haiti-trip-20110526_1_haitian-village-lighthouse-point-girl-julie-wheeler

May 25: NBC Channel 6
- http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/122593084.html

May 25: NBC Channel 6 You Tube:
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV2AxgeGPRg

May 2: Business Wire “Florida’s Rachel Wheeler of Lighthouse Point Named One of America’s Top Ten Youth Volunteers”
- http://insurancenewsnet.com/article.aspx?id=258811&type=newswires

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russ sites
Mon, Apr 02, 2012
Great job - I will send a chack

Patricia
Sun, Apr 01, 2012
Rachel,
Last nite I was reading Woman's World April 2,2012 magazine and read your story in it -- The little girl who built a Village--wow, I was so moved. You are an inspiration to adults and children alike.
Love in action. I am currently reading, the book "George Muller -- Man of Faith and Miracles by Basil Miller, What a prayer warrior, he had an orphanage ministry, and God always provided. Amen.
He kept a prayer journal of answered prayers and there was over 50,000 (fifty thousand) answered prayers. I think you Rachel are an answer to prayer. God Bless you always.

Amanda McCullough
Mon, Nov 21, 2011
Rachel,
Because of you, I will raise my children to be giving and aware of the blessings they have in their lives always. You are such an amazing little girl and I just wanted to let you know you have touched my heart and have inspired me to do more good in my life and the lives of the people I love.
Thank You,
Amanda

Rachel Wheeler
Sat, Jul 16, 2011
i want to thank everyone for donating and helping me complete my goal of 27 houses! thankyou to everyone :D

gianna scala
Tue, Jun 21, 2011
i think i amazing what you are doing

Hanna Ellis
Wed, Jun 15, 2011
Dear Rachel,
I heard about your story on NPR this morning. Congratulations on your success and thank you for doing what you do. My sister, Rebecca, has collected a ton of new and lightly-used soccer equipment. However, she is having trouble finding a way to get it to Haiti. Any ideas?
Let me know: hannae87@rocketmail.com.
Warmly... Hanna

Cinderella Pyke Derby
Fri, May 06, 2011
It is an awesome thing to see a bright and beautiful young Lady as yourself doing Gods Work. I am so very proud of you and Pray that your good doings will inspire other's. Keep up the Great Work.
Cindy

Wendy & Jason Drew
Mon, May 02, 2011
Congratulations for winning the Prudential National Spirit Awards! You and your work are an inspiration to us all!

Raqui of www.LargeInCharge.com
Fri, Apr 01, 2011
Hello Rachel and her Supporters. I am here to let you know that I saw Rachels appearance on Balance Act and I wanted to feature Rachel and her efforts in my Online Magazine. Rachel you are an inspiration to us all please continue your efforts and know we support you. You work will help others to have a little faith in themselves and create life changes as well.

Valeria Turner
Tue, Mar 29, 2011
Rachel, I saw you this morning on the Balancing Act, and you were such an inspiration for me. I will donate to your cause.You are indeed an American Idol! I live in the Atlanta area and I am a hairstylist and if there is anything that I can do to help in your fundraising or directly for the Haiti families, I would be happy to. Your parents must be very proud of you. vht1023@bellsouth.net I have a 16 year old daughter and it is girls like you that would inspire her.

Alton
Thu, Feb 24, 2011
Dear Rachel, I noticed you today on Balancing Act and I think that you're doing such a wonderful thing helping the people of Haiti and others. I'm a Songwriter and an Artist, and I wrote and recorded a beautiful song recently for Haiti...Please contact me if I can help in any way.
altonsellars@yahoo.com

Ralph M. Rodriguez
Thu, Jun 03, 2010
Rachel, You have such a big heart at such a young age, and are such an inspiration to others. I worked with your Grandfather in the past and he was the same way, always very giving with a big heart. So it's not suprising that the apple didn't fall far from the tree. Your family most be very proud of you. Good things will always come to you.

Karyn
Wed, Feb 10, 2010
Dear Rachel,
I found your page while visiting the Food for the Poor website. I have always tried to support this organization but when I learned of all your efforts I wanted to give even more today. You are doing a wonderful thing! Kids can make the world a better place!

Bunco Bunnies
Sun, Jan 31, 2010
We love you and support your efforts in building a village for the poorest of the poor. Now more than ever, we must start the rebuilding of Haiti.
God Bless You, Norma,Inge, Nicole, Tanya, Kim, Jean, Mary G., Mary P., Kathy, Susan, Diane, Laura, Debbie, Kelly, Joane, and Nanci

PAULINE WILSON
Tue, Nov 17, 2009
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOUR GREAT HEART AND MAY YOUR INSPIRATION GROW IN THE HEARTS OF MANY TO COME IN THE PRECIOUS NAME OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST! YOUR SISTER IN CHRIST PAULINE WILSON, ORANGE COUNTY, CA

Marelys Lazo
Tue, Aug 11, 2009
Good job Rachel!!!
You are setting an example for everyone!
I have spread the news about your fundraising throughout my office, and I will keep talking about.
I would like to discuss ways to help you more, I have come up with something that might be of help.
My email address is:
marelys@lazohomes.com

JOHN BONN
Fri, Jul 17, 2009
GOD BE WITH YOU..JB
http://CUSECITY.ORG

Nicole Sebastian
Mon, Jun 22, 2009
Hi Rachel,
This is Miss Sebastian. I just returned from a week in Haiti and saw first hand the needs of the people there. Reading about what you are doing to help made me cry! You are a special girl. I praise God for your compassion.

Susan Milligan
Mon, Jun 22, 2009
Hi Rachel,
I was just checking your progress and wanted to let you know how proud I am of you!!! Keep up the fantastic work! :-)
Love,
Mrs. Milligan

Lisa
Thu, Jun 18, 2009
You are doing a great thing Rachel!! God Bless You!!!

Donna Richert
Tue, Jun 02, 2009
As a retired third grade teacher, I can tell you that third graders CAN change the world. They are so full of optimism and are not afraid to try big things to make a difference in the world. You go, Rachel, and I'm right behind you!

Mike & Kathy Monfette
Tue, Jun 02, 2009
In these times of great problems one of the few ways we can tell God we love him is by sharing the gifts that he has given us with others. Thanks and God Bless

Chantale DUTHERRIER
Fri, May 29, 2009
God Bless you!!!!

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