Performance Services is committed to serving those less fortunate.
At Performance Services, we are committed to stewardship and the idea of giving back in practical ways to support people who are much less fortunate than ourselves. Find out more about some of our efforts in this important area.
Haiti Stewardship Project
In 2010, a massive earthquake struck the nation of Haiti causing catastrophic damage inside and around the capital city of Port-au-Prince. At the time of the disaster, many families were already destitute, living in grass huts that collapsed with strong winds. They struggled with hunger, poor sanitation, unclean water and few job opportunities. Performance Services, along with our friends and families, is working with Food for the Poor, an organization that helps to sustain life and provides hope for the future.
La Fosse Project - 2017
Performance Services (along with friends and family) has built a total of 71 new homes in the town of La Fosse, Haiti. La Fosse is a community in the municipality of Thomazeau, located about 29 kilometers from the capital city of Port-au-Prince. It is a small, rural community with a hot, arid climate and very flat topography. Typically, the residents in this region are very poor, living on less than $1.00 per day by means of subsistence farming.
Our goal to support the La Fosse Community Development project was achieved March 2017 to construct double-unit homes with sanitation facilities and a water cistern. Each home also includes a solar panel and light. A dedication trip occurred the week of March 13, 2017. A gallery of photos can be found to the right.
Casting Hope Mission Trip - 2013
In May of 2013, Tim Thoman and Jim Christie, with family and friends, led a second mission trip to Haiti to dedicate a new fishing village in Gros Mangle. The project includes four ocean-worthy fishing boats, life vests, and fish attraction devices. A return trip planned for March 2015 will dedicate a clean water supply for the island and solar-powered refrigeration for fish storage. An unplanned benefit of the fishing boats has saved more than 100 lives--the boats provided transportation to the mainland for those requiring emergency medical services for a Cholera outbreak in 2014. Photos of our 2013 visit are posted on Facebook.
Our Initial Work in Haiti - 2012
In March of 2012, a delegation of company employees and family members traveled to Haiti with Samaritan's Feet to attend the inauguration of a new village, meet and serve the people of Vialet, and experience life in Haiti. A building project in Vialet, Haiti, has helped 50 families to break the cycle of poverty and help position them for long-term growth. The Vialet project also helps Performance Services more fully live our Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles.
A new school for vialet
A sturdy, concrete block building, the school serves 350 students with capacity doubled by having primary students attend int he morning and secondary students in the afternoon. There are eight 1,000 square foot classrooms, furnished with donated furniture from Indiana K-12 school customers, two offices, a sanitation block of eight restrooms and a cistern that stores rain water off the roof.
new homes for vialet
The 2012 project includes 50 homes made of concrete floors and cinder block walls. They should last for 50 years and be able to withstand the frequent hurricanes.
cows and goats
The 2012 project provided 30 cows and 50 goats. More than 20 offspring have been born, providing a sustainable flow of new livestock. The animals nourish the families and enable them to sell half of their milk at market for income.
The 2012 project provided 250 fruit trees, five for each family. These trees will mature quickly, providing nourishment for the families and income from selling excess fruit at market. The trees can also be propagated to produce more fruit and much needed income.
Samaritan's Feet International
Performance Services has partnered with Samaritan's Feet to provide new shoes to toddlers and school children in need in Indiana and Haiti. Our recent projects include LaFosse and an earlier project at Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS). Photos of the FWCS event are posted on our Facebook page. You can read more about the work of Samaritan's Feet and Manny Ohonme's mission to furnish a million pairs of shoes to children in need around the world.
REJECT Film Partner
Discovered at the 2013 Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis, Performance Services is working to help spread the word to K-12 school customers and education associations to bring this film to their schools. At the essence of the film is the idea that social rejection has a profound impact on human life. We share the belief with the movie producer and director, Ruth Thomas-Suh, that REJECT has come at a time when there is an urgent need in our society to share this message with school communities. Supporting this endeavor is a natural extension of our core value proposition of creating and supporting optimal learning environments.