raise the next generation of leaders in Haiti.
Continue Britney’s Compassion.
Britney Gengel, was a beautiful, fearless and
compassionate 19 year old when she decided to travel with her college,
Lynn University, to the country of Haiti. When she first arrived there,
the devastating poverty was overwhelming but the love from the children
inspired her to send the following text to her mother:
"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."
Shortly after sending the text, a
catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti killing an
estimated 300,000 people one of them being Britney. Her family
could not let Brit die in vain and in loving memory they started
the Be Like Brit Foundation, Inc. To fulfill her last wish they
decided to start the Be Like Brit Foundation and build her
orphanage in Haiti. Over the course of two years, the 19,000 sq.
ft earthquake proof orphanage was built in Grand Goave, Haiti:
the town where Brit was going to travel to the day after the
earthquake. The orphanage, shaped in the letter B for
Brit, stands strong as a beacon of hope for the people of Haiti.
Today there are 33 girls and 33 boys
living and thriving in the orphanage. The number 33 is symbolic
of the 33 days Brit was missing in the rubble at The Hotel
Montana. The majority of the children are true orphans or came
from horrific conditions.
Be Like Brit is
proud to be a Gold Participant with the Guide Star Exchange. Be
Like Brit is a U.S.A. registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
which operates a 19,000sf earthquake proof orphanage in Grand