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Kerala Relief Goal: 100%

posted Sep 12, 2018, 8:01 AM by Michael Atchison

Hi folks, you all ROCK!  We've achieved 100% of our goal to help equip 20 homes destroyed by Kerala floods.  Our new goal is 25 homes!

KERALA Relief and Restoration

posted Sep 9, 2018, 8:04 PM by Michael Atchison

Many of you have heard about the devastating floods in Kerala, India. The state of Kerala is facing its worst floods in over a century.  Exceptional heavy monsoon rains, followed by failing and opened dams have generated an extreme crisis.  The state has been declared a red zone and tourists have been evacuated by the military. To date, over 300 lives have been lost and over 200,000 people are displaced from their homes.

One of our long-term partners in India comes from Kerala and has been on the scene to deliver assistance.  He has been working directly with the government and other nonprofit agencies on the ground to get the resources to those in need as quickly as possible.  In cooperation with the local authorities, he has been placed in charge of providing restoration assistance to 120 families.  These families have lost all their possessions: clothing, beds, furniture, kitchens and cooking equipment….everything.

But now we can help.  Our goal is to provide materials to restore homes for 20 families.  We already have support for 10, and only need 10 more.  Our partner in India is delivering packages including cooking stoves, double beds, chairs, tables, sanitary equipment, soap, and more.  Each kit to equip an entire home costs $215.  Will you help?  

If so, go to our donation page and enter your donation under "Kerala Relief



posted Sep 5, 2018, 3:53 AM by Michael Atchison   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 3:56 AM ]

Come hear the latest HIT work and plans at the 
Saturday November 3, 2018 at 10:30AM
Chestnut Hill College, East Parlor
9601 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

India Dinner April 22, 2018 at 5:30PM

posted Apr 11, 2018, 11:06 AM by Michael Atchison

India Arrival

posted Feb 28, 2018, 7:39 AM by Michael Atchison

February 28, 2018

Michael Atchison

Hi all.  We have arrived in India!  Departure at 4AM with Doug Stewart driving to JFK went smooth, flight to Dubai was excellent, and after a slight delay in Dubai, we arrived in Delhi about an hour behind schedule.  After taxis to the hotel, we changed money, Ron, Mike, and I had a light dinner (Joanna and Judi) crashed, and now I’m trying to get organized for our activities for tomorrow (visits to a variety of friends and partners)

Though this airplane holds 500 people with over 20 flight attendants, there was something missing.

Remarkably, both Judi and I had complete rows with nobody else.  The plane was only a third full and we could actually lie down.  I couldn’t sleep and am now rapidly crashing.  Have to count cash and get organized before my brain totally shuts down.  Please pray for usl


HIT Fall Brunch November 18 10:30AM

posted Nov 15, 2017, 6:52 PM by Michael Atchison

Helping India Together (HIT) Fall Brunch event on November 18 at 10:30AM at Chestnut Hill College.

The event starts at 10:30 AM in the Rotunda of Chestnut Hill College (9601 Germantown Ave).  There will be a silent auction (lots of theater tickets, some art, sailing, get away places in the Poconos, dinner certificates, etc), and a free brunch.  

We look forward to sharing with you the work HIT is doing in India, including our new partnership with Mere Saathi, and an update on the Baby Adam project.  There will also be updates on education work, healthcare, and leadership development, as well as project plans for the coming year.  The event ends at 12:30.

HIT Fall Brunch: November 18 at 10:30AM

posted Sep 26, 2017, 6:21 AM by Michael Atchison   [ updated Sep 26, 2017, 6:28 AM ]

The HIT Fall Brunch will be November 18 at 10:30AM at Chestnut Hill College.  Come hear what exciting new things are happening!

HIT-Mere Saathi partnership

posted Aug 11, 2017, 12:30 PM by Michael Atchison

The official launch of the HIT-Mere Saathi partnership: Empowerment through animal health on July 29 in Baltimore.

Dinner and Presentation on April 30

posted May 4, 2017, 6:16 PM by Michael Atchison   [ updated May 4, 2017, 6:19 PM ]

Here are pictures from our April 30 dinner and presentation at New Life about our recent India trip.


posted Apr 19, 2017, 11:25 AM by Michael Atchison   [ updated Apr 19, 2017, 11:29 AM ]

Come to our Indian dinner and presentation to hear about our most recent trip to India.

When: Sunday, April 30, 2017

Time: 5:30 PM Dinner; 6:45 PM presentation

Where: New Life Church, 467 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA

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