Posts Tagged ‘haiti’

  • Hime for Help morphs into RISE House

    Jun 3, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Expanded to help entire families in Haiti Change has come for the homegrown charity Hime for Help that has spent the past seven years helping children in Haiti. Charity founder Emily Hime said it has rebranded as RISE House and will expand its focus to help...

  • A passion to help

    Dec 12, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Kudos to the HimeForHelp organization and specifically Emily Hime for the continued support of an orphanage down in Haiti. The Chatham woman started running the orphanage at the age of 20. Think on that for a second. Here is a young lady, not even done with...

  • Hime heading back to Haiti

    Dec 12, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local News1 Comment

    You can take the Hime out of Haiti, but you can’t take the Haiti out of this young Chatham woman. Emily Hime said she’s about to have the perfect Christmas – celebrating the holidays with her two families, her blood relatives here in Chatham and then...

  • The funding cupboard is almost bare

    Feb 1, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Being with one family in Chatham-Kent for the past year has taken Emily Hime away from another. The founder of Hime for Help and overseer of Maison Ke Kontan (Happy Heart House) orphanage in Haiti said her time here with her new husband and child has impacted...

  • Last-minute donor saves Haitian orphanage

    Mar 23, 16 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Emily Hime may have a guardian angel on her shoulder but she’d like to be able to give him a rest. Hime’s Haitian orphanage, Maison Ke Kontan (Happy Heart House) was within weeks of closing earlier this month until an anonymous benefactor stepped forward...

  • An uphill mission

    Mar 1, 16 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Life1 Comment

    It’s not an answer you’d expect from a 16-year-old. Asked what she hopes to accomplish on a weeklong trip to Haiti this month, Rachel Bultje said simply, “we’re going to try and buy a mountain.” Rachel and her father Jeff will be in Haiti March 9-16...

  • Haitian orphanage survives despite political strife

    Dec 2, 15 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Despite widespread political strife in her adopted country, Emily Hime continues to maintain a positive outlook about the future of her Haitian orphanage, Maison Ke Kontan (Happy Heart House). Protests have been mounting in Haiti since results of preliminary...

  • Humanitarian Hime to speak in Chatham

    Jun 11, 15 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Emily Hime and three-year-old Jodnise, one of the children at her Maison Ke Kontan (Happy Heart House) children’s home in Port Au Prince. Chatham’s Emily Hime will be returning home later this month and will be sharing her stories of humanitarian relief...

  • Headed to Haiti

    May 6, 15 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

      When a contingent of University of Windsor students heads to Haiti to deliver supplies to an orphanage, Chatham’s Jyl Panjer will be front and centre. Panjer, who just completed her second year of women’s studies and social work at the university,...

  • Take a bow, Voice readers

    Mar 11, 15 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    One of the best aspects of publishing a newspaper is that we get a chance to chronicle the life and times of this community and people who live here. On those occasions when we get to view the positive results of the work we do, it makes the job that much...