JACKSON — Friends of the Jackson Public Library host a presentation on the local non-profit GeoMed Haiti Foundation on Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at Jackson Public Library.
The foundation was established by Emily Beaulieu and Dr. Heidi Root. Sean Dunker-Bendigo currently serves on their board. They will be presenting a program on the challenges faced by Haiti today and how their non-profit is helping.
Emily Beaulieu is a nurse practitioner with the Saco River Medical Group and one of the founders of GeoMed Haiti. She has been going to Haiti since 2006 when the foundation first started traveling there.
Heidi Root is a doctor at the Saco River Medical Group and first went to Haiti when she was in her 20s and worked at the Albert Schweitzer hospital. She has returned more recently and is the other founder of Geomed Haiti. Both have worked with Haitian doctor Dr. Jude St. Phard at both the Saco River Medical Group and in Haiti.
Sean Dunker-Bendigo is the pastor of the Madison Baptist Church in Madison. He's been pastor there for 18 years. He first got involved with Haiti through another non-profit called Partners with Haiti. The trip to Haiti this year will be his seventh mission trip to Haiti.
Dunker-Bendigo will be leading a group trip to Haiti from the valley in April of this year. He is an experienced traveler to Haiti, as are Beaulieu and Root. Join us for this informative evening about the situation in Haiti and how local residents are helping. For more information see http://www.geomedhaitifoundation.org. This program is free and open to the public.