A local firefighter continues to care for 240 children on Haiti's Forgotten Island

Most of us have seen pictures of the devastation that Hurricane Matthew brought on Haiti back in October of 2016.  This came less than 7 years after a catastrophic earthquake hit the country.  Today’s guest is Larry Thompson, a recently-retired 29-year veteran of Arlington County’s Fire Department, who's been traveling to Haiti several times a year since 2012.  Larry joined us last May to talk about his non-profit, The Least of These Foundation, that he established to feed and educate over 240 children on the Forgotten Island off the coast of Port au Prince.  Today he joins us to update us on post-hurricane conditions, and to tell us how the kids he works with are doing.  We're also joined by his teenage daughter, Avery, who first took a trip to Haiti with Larry when she was 13 years old, and has been there several times since.

A call to support children who don't know where their next meal is coming from and dedicated teachers accustomed to no pay.

Uncommon wisdom from a high school senior.

The shock of visiting the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, and appreciation for the experience. 

Full Larry and Avery Thompson interview.  (This could take 30 seconds or so to load.)

For more information: Least of These Haiti,


Opening and closing music by Chris Tomlin, Your Grace Is Enough