Bob & Linda Davisson
We ask you to consider joining with us and discover the joy of sending a gift of hope, and providing freedom to those who need it most.
We value each gift entrusted to us in support of our projects in Haiti. We also value your trust, and follow strict guidelines to protect the investment you make in the lives of these precious children.
Lifeline Haiti was started in June 2007 by founder and Director of Operations, R.J. (Bob) Davisson. We are a nonprofit organization and can issue income tax receipts for your donations.
Our first trip into Haiti was in November of 2005. Bob describes his first contact with the children of Haiti as being filled with overwhelming compassion for these children. He was filled with an overwhelming desire to assist the children to receive a hot meal each day and have access to an education.
Our first school was built in Chabin and was filled with 81 children in January 2006. We have since built our second school in Chabin and are now providing 400 children with an education and much more. To see other schools that are in development go to our school locations map.
Bob & his wife Linda are high school sweethearts and were married May 2, 1970. They have two grown children and one grand daughter. Bob’s background is 15 yrs. as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. His postings were in Depot Division, Penhold, AB, Vernon, BC, Kamloops City Detachment., Kamloops Rural Detachment, Kamloops Sub/Div. Police Service Dog Section, and Instructor at the R.C.M.P. Training Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob resigned from the force to pursue a business opportunity where they purchased and were owner/operators of a McDonald’s Restaurant for 18 yrs. in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Bob retired at the age of 52 from business to pursue his passion to help others.
Bob’s upbringing played a large factor in his passion to help the orphans. Bob was raised by a single mother on the farm near Rutland, Saskatchewan where they did their field work with horses. Bob road horseback four miles to school in grade 1. They had no electricity or running water. Bob’s mother married when he was 7 yrs. old and was adopted by her husband. Bob has a compassion for the Fatherless.
A couple by the name of Miles & Rosemary Blair introduced Bob to Reverend Wilbert Placide in Haiti. Immediately they formed a friendship and now work together in these projects to help the children of Haiti. Reverend Wilbert Placide was born and raised in the Jacmel, Haiti. He has been in a leadership position for nearly 30 yrs. All of our construction workers, teachers, cooks and school administrators are from the south part of Haiti.
This is just a glimpse of our desire to help the children of Haiti. Our hope is that more people like you will help with financial support to make a difference in the lives of these precious children.
We look forward to hearing from you soon. Have an awesome day!!