Meet Alicia Mercer.
Originally from Massachusetts, Alicia has moved nine times. She and her husband, Matt, have been married for almost 30 years and have three adult children. They moved to Wilmington because of Matt’s job and to be part of The Bridge Church church plant. They hope Wilmington is their last move.
Alicia was raised by her mom and has six brothers and sisters. Her early life was not easy, but it gave Alicia a heart for those that have been affected by abuse, poverty, and addiction. Alicia currently works as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, serving the pediatric population.
We are excited to have Alicia as part of the Haiti Awake Volunteer Team, serving our as Volunteer Coordinator. As we continue to endeavor to use all donated funds in Haiti, Alicia's role is critical to our ability to get things done stateside without paying American salaries.
“Last year, I had the opportunity to go on my very first mission’s trip with Haiti Awake. I saw firsthand how Haiti Awake is making an impact in Haiti, in their community and with the children that they care for. Haiti Awake provided our team with many opportunities in to engage with the Haitian people and learn more about their culture and their way of life. I came back with a huge appreciation for the people and a desire to assist Haiti Awake in their endeavors.
“Haiti Awake continues to make an impact abroad and here in our own country. I have searched my heart and mind through prayer as to how, I too, can come alongside of this organization. Both personal and career opportunities have afforded me the ability to organize and lead volunteers in various situations including working for a non-profit organization.
“I feel that I can best service Haiti Awake by assisting with the current (and future) volunteers here in the US. I look forward to connecting volunteers with opportunities in order to assist Haiti Awake in their specific needs. I am thankful for this opportunity and look forward to working with the team here and in Haiti.”
If you are interested in helping with Haiti Awake's stateside operations, please contact Alicia at firstname.lastname@example.org