Welcome! Login | Register
 

Robert Whitcomb: Raimondo’s No-Bid Contract, Gov. Baker’s MBTA, and Spring—Robert Whitcomb: Raimondo's No-Bid Contract, Gov. Baker's MBTA,…

Five Men Arrested on Drug Charges in Worcester—Five Men Arrested on Drug Charges in Worcester

MA Ranked One of the Worst States for Doctors in U.S.—MA Ranked One of the Worst States for…

Weiss: GOP Health Care Proposal Pull at Last Moment—Weiss: GOP Health Care Proposal Pull at Last…

Release Well-Being Center to Open New Headquarters With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony—Release Well-Being Center to Open New Headquarters With…

Worcester Chamber to Host 2017 Career Fair at Worcester State—Worcester Chamber to Host 2017 Career Fair at…

Smart Benefits: Give Your Benefits a Boost—Smart Benefits: Give Your Benefits a Boost

Worcester Fire Dept. to Host Live Fire Demonstration—Worcester Fire Dept. to Host Live Fire Demonstration

Inside The Matchup: 2017 NCAA Final Four—Inside The Matchup: 2017 NCAA Final Four

College Admissions: How To Keep From Choosing The Wrong College—May 1 is just around the corner...

 
 

Central Massachusetts’ Woman of the Year

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

 

Woman of the Year: Enduring Spirit of Brit

It has been nearly three years since a vicious earthquake decimated the island of Hispaniola and killed more than 250,000 in Haiti.

One of the many losses was 19 year old Britney “Brit” Gengel of Rutland, whose goals and spirit have become a literal movement both for her family and many who live in Central Massachusetts.

The Gengel Family Legacy

The Gengel family and many of her friends created an ongoing effort to improve Haiti through a non-profit, “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.”

While many of the headlines have faded regarding Be Like Brit and the rebuilding efforts in Haiti, the efforts of the non-profit have continued without letting up and continue to make progress toward the realization of a safe orphanage and learning center in Haiti.

A Community Effort

Now, bank executives, furniture stores, Becker College students, and many others have donated their time, money and energy to support the effort. The orphanage is in full development and to date more than $800,000 has been raised.

For the community effort, the Gengel family’s love and commitment, and Britney Gengel’s hopes, Be Like Brit is GoLocalWorcester’s selection as Centrtal Massachusetts' Woman of the Year.

If you are interested in supporting the effort - please click here.

 

 

 

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 

X

Stay Connected — Free
Daily Email