Hanson’s performance at WXLO on Friday was in conjunction with a fundraiser for the Non-Profit Organization “Be Like Brit” The story of how this organization started was very moving and I thought I would share and try to bring some more attention to it.
Britney Gengel was a college student who had traveled to Haiti. While there, she was touched by the orphans she had spent time with and sent a text to her family, “They love us so much and everyone is so happy. They love what they have and they work so hard to get nowhere, yet they are all so appreciative. I want to move here and start an orphanage myself” Not long after she sent the text, an earthquake hit Haiti – one that I am sure we have all seen coverage of on the news – and Britney was killed, her body recovered 33 days later.
Britney’s friends and family started “Be Like Brit” in an effort to make Britney’s goal come true – to build an orphanage in Haiti. They have recently broken ground on the foundation of the orphanage and after several attempts at drilling for a well, they now also have water!
They are doing a lot of great things, but they definitely need everyone’s help to continue to make Brit’s dream a reality. Be sure to head over to http://belikebrit.org to see how you can donate to help keep Brit’s dream alive.