Len and Cherylann Gengel
Len and Cherylann are the parents of Britney Gengel. In many ways, she was a typical teenage girl but her humor, passion and deep sense of caring for those less fortunate made Britney Gengel memorable to all who met her. It was her compassion for others that brought Brit to Haiti, just a day before a catastrophic earthquake that claimed an estimated 230,000 lives rocked the small, poverty stricken country. Britney had spent the day visiting a Haitian orphanage where she and fellow students from Lynn University, on a Journey of Hope, met the small Haitian orphans they had traveled so far to help. Just a few hours later, Britney, three of her fellow students and two Lynn professors were dead, crushed in the rubble of their hotel. Britney was nineteen, her body was recovered thirty-three days later. In Britney’s memory, her family has established a non profit organization called Be Like Brit; whose mission is to serve the children of Haiti by establishing a safe, nurturing and sustainable orphanage in an environment where they can grow, learn and thrive.
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100% of the profits of this book benefit The Be Like Brit Orphanage in Grand Goâve, Haiti.
Britney Gengel was a vibrant nineteen-year-old Lynn University sophomore when she traveled to Haiti in January 2010 to work for an aide group. Deeply moved, she texted her mother that she dreamed of returning to open an orphanage of her own. Hours later, an earthquake leveled Port-au-Prince and the Hotel Montana where Britney s group was staying. Read more at Amazon.com….