Hurricane Matthew Relief Support

On October 30th, 2016, Ray Abellard, Director of A&M Sports Academy/Co-Founder of Clean Hands for Haiti went to Haiti for Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts to support the community of Anseaveau which were one of the towns that was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew. Food was distributed to over 150 homes such as: (rice, cooking oil, spaghetti, and canned Salmon). In addition, we also provided enough food and resources for the 18 sponsored Haitian students and their families for the year. This small gesture will help our students to stay focus in their school work and to continue perform academically at a high level in the classroom. With the community destroyed by the events of Hurricane Matthew, Ray and many of the CLH helpers, students, and community cleaned and picked up garbage around the area; living the community with a sense of relieve and cleanliness.  

Medical Supplies were also handed out to the families in need. 

Special Thanks to: Columbia Prep School, Riverdale Country School, Hunter Ambulance, and to the numerous families who helped us with this journey. 

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27.5lbs of rice, 4 cooking oil, and 8 spaghetti given to 0ver 150 homes. 

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Anseaveau, Haiti (one of the towns devastated by Hurricane Matthew)

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Community gets involve to clean up(Medical supplies put to use)

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Mothers, fathers, neighbors, and CLH students learn at first hand what it means to take care of their community.

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Teamwork!

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Food is stored in the Community Center. 

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Every month, each child will take home (27.5 lbs of rice, 8 spaghetti, 4 cooking oil, and 2 canned Salmon) for the next 12 months

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After the cleanup.

Ride to Montauk for Clean Hands for Haiti

Dear Friends,

On May 16th, 2015, David Wander, Partner of Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP, will be participating in the 150 mile “Ride to Montauk” bike ride, from Manhattan to the Montauk Lighthouse.  David is using this event to raise money for the A&M Sports Academy’s “Clean Hands for Haiti” Program.

Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Americas.  The extreme poverty effects every area of life, from childhood malnourishment to reduced life expectancy, from illiteracy to high unemployment.  Life is harsh and opportunities are few.

Since 2010, Ray Abellard and Andre Murray, co-founders and directors of A&M Sports Academy, a 501(c)(3) organization, have been going to Haiti and “giving back” to the youth with a basketball centered program that provides much more. Via Clean Hands for Haiti, A&M provides educational scholarships and basic social services to 15 Haitian students to attend school in Haiti.  Also, through its annual basketball clinics in the towns of Hinche and Port Au Prince, A&M provides school supplies, clothing and shoes to some 100 kids. Last year at its annual clinics, A&M provided free health screenings and medical check-ups to the children who participated.    This coming year, A&M will continue with its annual basketball clinics and provide school supplies and clothing to its participants.  But to further help the children of Haiti, A&M is partnering with CitiDental Group to also provide free dental cleanings, emergency dental care, and an Oral Hygiene Everyday Care Seminar to those who participate in the basketball clinics and to the 15 Haitian students it sponsors.  All of the funds A&M receives for Clean Hands for Haiti will support the aforementioned services it currently provides.  The funds will also become the seed money to increase the number of Haitian students it sponsors, and to also establish a free and safe community based tutorial center for the A&M sponsored students, with hopes of partnering with local schools to open up the free services to their students.

A&M’s goal “is to give the kids a reason to smile and have hope, and to learn that through four key tenets: grit, determination, respect and confidence, they’ll have a chance to make something of their lives.”

To learn more about Clean Hands for Haiti go to www.anmsportsacademy.com  and for a full documentary:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR1uc7pEGzA&feature=youtu.be

Please support “Clean Hands for Haiti” by sponsoring my ride.

Donation suggestions:
25¢  a mile = $37.50
50¢ a mile = $75
$1.00 a mile =$150
$2.00 a mile = $300

Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated—every dollar counts! www.gofundme.com/davidsridetomntk
Or send me a check payable to “A&M Sports Academy c/o David Wander, Esq., Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP, 605 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10158

Students of the Month in Haiti

Steve Louissaint, Le’cole Jean Du’sacre Coeur
Overcoming obstacles and living through tough circumstances, could never tell the story of Steve Louissaint. One of our rising star student in A&M Sports Academy; residing in Haiti, Port Au Prince. His will to overcome every obstacle makes Steve one of the special students in our academy. There is no question Steve will succeed its just a matter of time. His Charisma and charm is what makes Steve a great student and even greater kid. He is focused, humble, and dedicated to changing the path of his future and his family. Steve is ranked 2nd academically in his entire school.
Congrats Steve!

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Clerona Belanger, College Mixte Petit Fre’re de Jesus
Congratulations to Clerona Belanger (13yrs), who attends College Mixte Petit Fre’re de Jesus in Port au Prince, Haiti. Clerona is ranked 3rd in her entire school and one of the children A&M Sports Academy sponsors via Clean Hands for Haiti. Her dedication to be one of the best in her school has helped her to maintain a high grade point average. Clerona has shown A&M Sports Academy Key Tenet of Grit; achieving amazing heights despite her many obstacles.
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