After praying through the massive need and listening for the directive from God, we believe He is asking us to respond within our calling to Teach, Train and Take by “Mobilizing The Local Church For Global Impact”. Our initial response will be two fold in accordance to God’s provision. Anyone desiring to give toward meeting these needs can do so by sending a check made payable to Stepstones Ministry International with Haiti Relief recorded on the Memo Line or attach a note stating what need your are addressing. Checks should be sent to P.O. Box 1988 Center, Texas 75935. All donations are tax-deductible. Those who would like to give material items for the container please make contact at either firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 936-591-8877.
The first response will be to gather resources and teams to build 15 houses. The cost of each house is $5000.00, thus requiring $75,000.00 for the total response. When the resources for 5 houses or $25,000.00 has been gathered we will take a team of 10-15 people with necessary skills to work alongside our Haitian Friends to build the 5 houses. As more resources are provided we will gather other teams to go and serve.
The second response with God’s Provision will be to send a 40’ container with needed supplies, tools and food. The shipping cost for one container will run around $10,000.00. We will only start receiving items for the container once the shipping cost is secured. An item of prayer concerning this response is a warehouse type facility in Center, Texas where we can store items and out of which we can easily load a container.
The following is an initial list of items needed for the container.
Roofing metal 12’ length 400 sheets
2x6x12’ 240 boards
1x4x16’ 300 boards
½” Plywood 15 sheets
Rebar ¼” 400 strands
Rebar 3/8” 100 strands
Rebar ½” 600 strands
J-Bolt Concrete Anchors 400
Concrete Tie Wire Numerous Rolls or Contractor bags
Metal to Metal Screws 1” length 300 pounds Metal to Wood Screws 1” length 300 pounds 16 Penny Nails 300 pounds Wood Screws 2.5” length 300 pounds 15 water filters x 130.00 each $1950.00
5 New Diesel generators x 900.00 each $4500.00
10 New Dewalt 18v Cordless Drills x 100.00 each $1000.00
5 New Dewalt 18v battery packs two per pack 100.00 each $ 500.00
5 New Circular Saws 130.00 each $ 650.00
10 saw blades for metal 25.00 each $ 250.00
10 rip blades for wood 30.00 each $ 300.00
5 chalk lines 7.00 each $ 35.00 5 levels 4 foot long 25.00 each $ 125.00
5 New hand saws x 20.00 each $ 100.00 5 speed squares $ 65.00
2 box of black sharpies $ 22.00 30 4 person tents x 75.00 each $2250.00
Cases of Red Beans TBD
Cases of Pinto Beans TBD Cases of Black Beans TBD Cases of Rice TBD
Cases of Pasta TBD