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 firstname.lastname@example.org.