Diaspora

Raising money for special needs kids in Haiti – New Castle News

Cloudy with occasional light rain late. Low 36F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 70%..
Cloudy with occasional light rain late. Low 36F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 70%.
Updated: December 5, 2022 @ 4:03 pm
Autumn Marshall, 5 Star Ministry co-founder and director of therapy and outreach, mingles at a fundraiser event for 5 Star Ministry at Haitian Sensation on Friday in Sharon.
People participate in a fundraiser event for 5 Star Ministry at Haitian Sensation Friday in Sharon.
People participate in a fundraiser event for 5 Star Ministry at Haitian Sensation Friday in Sharon.
One of the tables at a fundraiser event for 5 Star Ministry at Haitian Sensation Friday in Sharon.
People participate in a fundraiser event for 5 Star Ministry at Haitian Sensation Friday in Sharon.

Autumn Marshall, 5 Star Ministry co-founder and director of therapy and outreach, mingles at a fundraiser event for 5 Star Ministry at Haitian Sensation on Friday in Sharon.
People participate in a fundraiser event for 5 Star Ministry at Haitian Sensation Friday in Sharon.
People participate in a fundraiser event for 5 Star Ministry at Haitian Sensation Friday in Sharon.
One of the tables at a fundraiser event for 5 Star Ministry at Haitian Sensation Friday in Sharon.
People participate in a fundraiser event for 5 Star Ministry at Haitian Sensation Friday in Sharon.
SHARON – Pulaski native Autumn Marshall spends most of her time in Haiti helping special needs children who are shunned and most of the time abandoned to orphanages.
Marshall is co-founder and director of therapy and outreach for 5-Star Ministry.
She works as an occupational therapist and her ministry serves 300 families and 1,200 children.
“In Haiti, special needs kids are looked down on,” Marshall said. “Our ministry empowers families to keep their kids.”
Marshall conducts occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy for the children. She also holds therapy sessions for families and coordinates fun activities for families to help them bond with their children. The ministry has several more programs that benefit the children and their families, such as emergency medical, special education, and nutrition programs.
Marshall spends November and December in the United States fundraising for the clinic. She speaks at churches, which hold fundraisers throughout the year to support the ministry and clinic.
Story continues below video
Last year, she heard about Haitian Sensation restaurant in Sharon and paid owners Joseph and Christine Altenor a visit.
Haitian Sensation held a fundraiser for the clinic Friday, with silent and raffle auctions.
Marshall said she has an offer to match any money raised, up to 50,000. With the money, the ministry will purchase land in Haiti, and will have a building where the clinic will be permanently located.
Even though Haitian Sensation’s fundraiser has ended, people can still provide donations to the ministry by visiting its website at www.5star-ministry.com
For more information about 5 Star Ministry or to help fundraise, email Marshall at autumn@5star-ministry.com or visit their Facebook page at 5-Star Global Ministry. Marshall also posts information daily on her personal Facebook page, Autumn Marshall.
Follow Melissa Klaric on twitter @HeraldKlaric or email her at mklaric@sharonherald.com
Follow Melissa Klaric on twitter @HeraldKlaric or email her at mklaric@sharonherald.com
Your comment has been submitted.

Reported
There was a problem reporting this.
Log In
Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.
Sign up now to get our FREE breaking news coverage delivered right to your inbox.
First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

source

What's your reaction?

Excited
0
Happy
0
In Love
0
Not Sure
0
Silly
0

You may also like

More in:Diaspora

Comments are closed.