The International Association of Beauforts was established in 1995 when Beaufort-en-Vallee, France hosted the first reunion of Beauforts. The Beaufort, North Carolina organization seeks to promote international cooperation, understanding and development through a variety of dynamic exchanges with cities and towns with whom Beaufort maintains active sister city partnerships. By interpreting our way of life to people of other cultures, we gain a better understanding of our own community. This site provides information on our local organization as well as overviews of each of our sister-city Beauforts.

A Message from Beaufort, Haiti

Dear citizens of the great family of Beauforts….

It is with great pleasure that we want to take this opportunity today to introduce to you the existence of a tiny village in Haiti called Beaufort, an area which is located at about 70 miles north of the capital city of Port-au-Prince and a population of about 4800 people. We have been looking at ways to create awareness of our existence, but it has not been easy; however, with the help of technology our research reveal that there are over 25 counties, cities, localities and territories throughout the world that share the same name of Beaufort as well as other great facts associated with the name that are so interesting that everyone that belongs to the great Beaufort family should be proud to be a member.

Since the subsistence of the village of Beaufort Haiti, over 200 years now, the people have been deprived of almost everything including but not limited to what the rest of the world called basic necessities. They do not have access to: roads, school, health clinic, electricity, a marketplace and/or a social facility where people can develop their potential in a responsible way. Then on January 12, 2010 a 7.3 magnitude earthquake stroked the country killed over 300,000 people and destroyed most of the country which was already in the primitive state prior to the earthquake. Needless to say that the situation becomes even worse and the chances for the people to even dream of a better life is next to impossible.

Mindful of the situation, a group of individuals that originate from Beaufort Haiti but fortunate enough to have the opportunity to immigrate to South Florida, gathered in March 2010 to form an organization called: the Association for the Development of Beaufort Haiti (ADBH) with the sole objective to solicit contribution from the rest of the world to bring some kind of relief to those people. We envision transforming the tiny village into a fully urbanized village with: Electricity, Access Road: design & construction, Drinking Water, Basic Infrastructures, Primary & Secondary Schools, Health & Medical Center, Open farm Market, Sports Stadium & Recreation Center, Housing support, Justice & Security Center, Microfinance & Credit Union etc. While we understand that this list constitutes merely basic amenities for a people living at only 600 miles from Miami, FL, we are aware that it can be costly.

That is why, on behalf of the people of Beaufort Haiti, we make the following requested, and please understand that they are made with a great deal of humility:

1. Become a member of Worldwide Beaufort Association (membership fee of $ 20 yr). Encourage a friend or a family to become member.
2. Ask your local Beaufort government to adopt Beaufort Haiti as a sister city.
3. Volunteer your expertise, in whatever area it may be, to help your brothers and sisters in this village.
4. Donate your excess home and office materials and supplies.
5. Organize or participate in fundraising activities on behalf of the people of Haiti.

Contact the Board: To talk to a live person for any question you may have please contact the following people of the board.

Pastor Herard Charles
1017 South F Street
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: 561-502-0353

Maxime Jean-Louis, B.S. BA
Juris Doctor Candidate & Honorary Doctorate degree in Pedagogique Science
3034 Hartridge Ter.
Wellington, FL 33413
(561) 502-4893

Please feel free to get in touch with us regarding how you can help the people of Beaufort.
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