The Haven Community Foundation was set up in response to the desperate plight of the people in Haiti, where, following the devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010, over 230,000 lives were taken and over 1.2 million people were made homeless. Haven is principally engaged in bringing aid to the people of Haiti in the form of shelter, water, sanitation, training, and other humanitarian assistance. Partnerships were formed with leading international NGO's to provide emergency relief in areas most affected by the natural disaster. During Haven's first three years in operation on the ground in Haiti, the charity became one of the leading aid organizations in Haiti.
'Build it Week' is Haven's volunteer program, which sees the organization bring large groups of volunteers to Haiti to work on its rural building projects. Navillus employees and family members got involved in the rebuilding of the homes and lives of others less fortunate than themselves. In order to make the trips possible, Navillus to date have raised over $100,000 to cover the costs of the volunteer's travel expenses.
"Being a volunteer in a project of such magnitude puts everything in perspective and we are all reminded once more to be grateful for all that we have" - Donal O'Sullivan, President of Navillus Contracting.