December 22, 2011 | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.
Results Gym owner seeks support for Haiti charity
Doug Jeffries

Doug Jeffries, founder of the charitable group Mission: Results obtained donated supplies which he delivered by cargo plane to Haiti. (Washington Blade file photo by Henry Linser)

The gay owner of Results Gym, a popular D.C. fitness facility on Capitol Hill, is calling on city residents and businesses, including members of the LGBT community, to contribute to a charitable organization he created to assist those in need in Haiti.

Doug Jeffries, founder of the charitable group Mission: Results, organized a campaign earlier this month to obtain donated household and building supplies as well as cash donations, which he arranged to have delivered by cargo plane to Haiti on Dec. 14.

“The aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti devastated the region, spurring an outbreak of homelessness, starvation, and disease,” Mission: Results said in a statement. “Right now, 55 percent of Haiti’s 9 million people live on less than $1 U.S. a day,” the statement says.

Jeffries says his organization has established a community center in the Haitian town of Santo and is calling on the D.C. community to donate tents, sheets, school supplies, building tools, generators, laptop computers, DVD players, clocks, and children’s clothes, among other items.

“We are making arrangements to bring more supplies to Haiti,” said Jeffries, who added that he has traveled to Haiti at least once a month for the past 18 months to coordinate the organization’s relief efforts there. Announcements and updates on Mission: Results programs and projects in Haiti can be found on the organization’s website and Facebook page.

He said potential donors can bring the supplies to Results Gym at 315 G St., S.E., or they can contact the organization to arrange for someone to pick up the items from the donor’s home or business. For more information go to missionresults.org or contact Nicholas Goga at nicholasgoga@results.org. 

Lou Chibbaro Jr. has reported on the LGBT civil rights movement and the LGBT community for more than 30 years, beginning as a freelance writer and later as a staff reporter and currently as Senior News Reporter for the Washington Blade. He has chronicled LGBT-related developments as they have touched on a wide range of social, religious, and governmental institutions, including the White House, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the military, local and national law enforcement agencies and the Catholic Church. Chibbaro has reported on LGBT issues and LGBT participation in local and national elections since 1976. He has covered the AIDS epidemic since it first surfaced in the early 1980s. Follow Lou

2 Comments
  • Doug also owns Stroga, a unique yoga (of ALL forms) and general fitness strength and conditioning studio in one of the beautiful, historically restored DC Mansions, the L’Aiglon Building. Located at 1808 Adams Mill Rd NW in Adams Morgan, http://www.stroga.com, where he also has info on his terrific Haiti project.

  • Doug, you fail to explain the accountability measures in place to persuade/convince potential donors that their hard-earned monies won’t be misused or other wise disappear. What control measures are there, and how can I be persuaded that I’m not throwing my money away?

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