The people of Hagley Gap are rebounding from the winds and flooding of Hurricane Sandy with great self-reliance and neighborly helpfulness. Even though the electricity is still out, the families of the flooded houses along with their neighbors have managed to dry out their homes and are living in them. Herculean efforts with hoes and spades cleared most of the roads. Schools are back in session and the stores have restocked their food supplies.
One great problem remains – the road to the Hagley Gap Clinic was ripped away by Negro River flood waters for about 100 feet. The accompanying photo shows what is left of this road. The pictured house used to have a fence. It was fronted by a rocky road and massive boulders. All this is gone, washed away by the flooded river.
This road is vital for access for the families in Big Yard, the soccer field, the Community Center and the BMP clinic.
BMP will work with the people of the Gap to rebuild this road using your generous Hurricane Sandy donations. Please keep donating so that we can fully rebuild the road.
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Blue Mountain Project
920 Adams Street
Hammond WI 54015
Blue Mountain Project is a grassroots nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that has been helping rural Jamaican communities since 2004. By living and working directly with the communities we serve, we are able to identify key areas of needed development and facilitate sustainable solutions. Our priority program areas were determined in consultation with the community and by our belief in a holistic approach. BMP's priority program areas are the provision of clean water and quality health care, improving literacy, and economic development. Working with volunteers and community members, we make the most of every donation to effect lasting, productive change.
Incorporated in the United States and registered in Jamaica, BMP is governed by an international Board of Directors that is guided by the needs, ideas, and wishes of the Hagley Gap community. BMP is staffed by a small team of international employees and full-time volunteers. Our strategic plan guides our work and is aligned with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.