Veteran spouse gives back to youth in Haiti with help from Fort Hood DPW | Article

Haitian kids maintain up an indication thanking Central Texans and the Directorate of Public Works at Fort Hood, Texas, for the backpacks and toys despatched to them in late December.
(Photo Credit: Photo courtesy Winnsor Desil)


FORT HOOD, Texas – Bety Joseph is kicking off the brand new yr by discovering a brand new house for undesirable objects. As people make a decision to purge and declutter their closets, Joseph is reusing these things and sending them to household and buddies in Haiti.

Inspired by her father’s acts of kindness, Joseph is constant his legacy by educating her kids to make a distinction.

“My dad was always giving to the community,” she stated. “I don’t have a lot, but I want to help others, as well, because that is how I was raised.”

Joseph sends barrels full of garments, toys and meals to Haiti twice a yr, amassing undesirable and new objects from the group. Her brother, Winnsor Desil, then helps to cross out the objects to kids in the neighborhood.

After widespread injury brought on by an earthquake and Tropical Storm Grace, in August, Joseph noticed that the Fort Hood Directorate of Public Works was making a gift of backpacks and college provides.

“The timing clicked and I was like, ‘I can use them and send to Haiti,’” she stated. “It made me feel wonderful that DPW answered, not even one hour, that I could stop by and grab them. I was crying and I was happy … it meant a lot.”

In August, Angela Mack, a realty specialist with DPW, and her staff members from the Environmental and Real Property Planning Divisions, collected donations and hosted fundraisers to help youth put together for the tutorial yr.

“Sharing truly is caring! It was very moving to see the impact donations of backpacks and school supplies have made,” Mack stated. “Not only were families in our local Fort Hood community assisted, but also families from Haiti, coping with the devastation of recent weather events. Look what we can do when we unite for a worthy cause.”


Bety Joseph, accepts two backpacks for her kids at from the Directorate of Public Works at Fort Hood, Texas. She later reached out to DPW for a backpack donation for youngsters in Haiti and acquired 10 backpacks to ship.
(Photo Credit: Christine Luciano, Fort Hood DPW Environmental)


With the help of Central Texans and DPW, Joseph and her household in Haiti had been in a position to help greater than 50 kids with garments, toys and college provides, which arrived there late final month.

“We give gifts the last day of December and it arrived right on time … it was a blessing,” Joseph stated.

As a veteran spouse and household upbringing, Joseph at her core is a giver and dedicated to selfless service.

“I try to help out anywhere I can and for the kids in Haiti that don’t have a lot,” she stated. “I hope this will inspire my children, and encourage them to also bring happiness to others.”

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