Tammy Camp Returns from Dominican Republic/Haiti Charity Trip

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Tammy Camp, entrepreneur and adventure traveler, recently returned from a trip to the Batey Caraballo village in the Dominican Republic, known for housing a large community of impoverished Haitian immigrants. Her visit came in late-February 2010, just over a month after a catastrophic earthquake struck mainland Haiti.

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Tammy Camp sitting with a young boy enrolled in DREAM project's at risk youth program in front of DREAM's Caraballo Batey library.

The DREAM Project has built a successful model of quality education in impoverished Haitian and Dominican communities. I hope DREAM Project's work will soon get the recognition it deserves, and be used as an example during the rebuilding process in Haiti.

Tammy Camp, entrepreneur and adventure traveler, recently returned from a trip to the Batey Caraballo village in the Dominican Republic, known for housing a large community of impoverished Haitian immigrants. Her visit came in late-February 2010, just over a month after a catastrophic earthquake struck mainland Haiti.

Tammy Camp spent time in the poverty-stricken neighborhood, in the Caraballo Montessori Preschool, and with some of the local Caraballo residents. Tammy packed in school supplies for the young students, and other forms of aid to the community. She also brought a film crew along on her visit, to record and document ideas for future aid efforts.

Tammy Camp visited the community with the help of the Dominican Republic Education And Mentoring (DREAM) Project, a nonprofit organization providing education and growth opportunities for children in the impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic. Tammy is currently in talks to develop an ongoing relationship with the DREAM Project organization, focusing on the Batey Caraballo area.

“The DREAM Project has built a successful model of quality education and mentorship in impoverished Haitian and Dominican communities. I hope DREAM Project's work will soon get the recognition it deserves, and be used as an example during the rebuilding process in Haiti," said Tammy Camp.

Tammy went on to say, “I was just happy to make a difference in my own small way, and spend some time around some truly great and resilient people. Their laughs and smiles, despite very challenging circumstances, made for an inspiring and uplifting experience.”

You can read more information about Tammy Camp by visiting http://www.tammycamp.com. You can learn more information about the DREAM project at http://www.dominicandream.org. A video from parts of Tammy’s visit can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV7QZuVP77A

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