The Good Samaritan Foundation of Haiti is committed to the advance of education, health and welfare of the underprivileged children of Haiti. The Good Samaritan Foundation of Haiti does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race or national or religious affiliation.
Michael A. Gardner
Co-founder and President of the Good Samaritan Foundation of Haiti, Inc. - based in Ile La Vache - Michael has been a resident in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands for 30+ years.
Michael began his journey from the Great Lakes of Michigan to the Caribbean as an apprentice treasure hunter turning the wooden hulls of shipwrecked vessels into beautiful handmade furniture for re-sale to the nautical collectors market.
He later discovered that the sheen on the shipwrecked furniture shined more brightly when hope entered the craftsmanship and the working hands of the beautiful people of Haiti poured their love into the project. When he recognized that it wasn't the tattered wood but a shattered people, still managing to smile, that was making his adventure so rich, Michael felt a calling to give back.
Michael has been recognized many times by Rotary Clubs, both in Tortola and State-side, for his personal humanitarian endeavors over many years in the establishment and operation of The Good Samaritan Foundation of Haiti, Inc.
His awards include the "Paul Harris Fellowship Award" - named after the founder of the Rotary organization some 100 years ago - by the Rotary Club of Tortola, British Virgin Islands.