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June Impact Trip Day 1 – Blog Post by Logan Dotter

By Amy Kuehn | June 28, 2017

June Impact Trip Day 1 – Blog Post by Logan Dotter – 6/23/17 Today when we arrived in Haiti, I was really excited to experience the new culture. When we were exiting the airplane I could feel the heat already. It was super hot inside the airport. We had to rent two carts to put our donation bags on. Hannah had one, and Kyle had the other. We were almost out of customs when Hannah…

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Is the Rogue Echo Bike worth the price tag?

By Brandon Griffin | May 7, 2017

Within my ten decades of experience in the fitness business, I have reviewed a great deal of exercise and home fitness center solutions. I spent the past week reviewing the Rogue Echo Bike Shopping Deals therefore that I will give my honest opinion on if it is well worth the investment. My general thoughts about the Rogue Air Bike are it is overbuilt in most facets, which in my estimation, is a fantastic feature to…

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Dreamline Program Manager Thomas Toley Reflects on First Trip to Haiti

By Amy Kuehn | May 1, 2017

Dreamline Program Manager Thomas Toley Reflects on First Trip to Haiti Haiti is, of course, one of the poorest countries in the world. What was it like to experience that lifestyle in person? It really gave me a new perspective. It was my first time out of the country and it gave me an inside look at another culture. Tony and Tod do a great job with that and communicating what it’s like to experience…

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April Impact Trip Day 6 – Blog Post by Torsten Brinkema – 4/7/17

By Brandon Griffin | April 20, 2017

April Impact Trip Day 6 – Blog Post by Torsten Brinkema – 4/7/17 Today we had an early wakeup call at 7:15. Breakfast was the usual; fruit, eggs, sausage, toast with spicy peanut butter, and a mystery fruit smoothie. Our adventurous part of the day involved a trip to a local daycare center. We departed on Haitian time (later than planned) for our drive into the clouds. A rush of fatigue hit me right after…

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April Impact Trip Day 3 – Blog Post by Jordan Gruenes – 4/4/17

By Brandon Griffin | April 20, 2017

April Impact Trip Day 3 – Blog Post by Jordan Gruenes – 4/4/17 I slept really well last night, I woke up at 6:30 feeling pretty warm and sweaty. Because I was the only one up, I decided to stay in my bed and lay there thinking about the day and how it would go. Breakfast was said to be ready at 7:00, so I went down at 7:10. I had to sneak downstairs for…

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April Impact Trip Day 5 – Blog Post by Jen Een – 4/6/17

By Brandon Griffin | April 19, 2017

April Impact Trip Day 5 – Blog Post by Jen Een – 4/6/17 El Novak rises above the specialness inherent in all children.  At 11-years old, she grasps a slice of ‘the big picture’ rarely seen by most young people their age. She understands the value of giving. One of nearly 5 million kids who play soccer in the United States, El is a member of the Minnesota Thunder Academy with an unmatched appetite for…

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April Impact Trip Day 4 – Blog Post by Julia Goldman – 4/5/17

By Brandon Griffin | April 18, 2017

April Impact Trip Day 4 – Blog Post by Julia Goldman – 4/5/17 This morning I was woken up to my lovely roommates yelling that I was late. At 7:45 we had our hardy breakfast of eggs, avocado, toast, and potatoes.  Leaving at 8:45 instead of 8 (classic), we were ready for our beach day. The beach was about an hour and 45 minutes away so we had a good amount of time in the…

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April Impact Trip Day 5 – Blog Post by Juan Louis – 4/6/17

By Brandon Griffin | April 7, 2017

April Impact Trip Day 5 – Blog Post by Juan Louis – 4/6/17 Growing up in Haiti is always something that is hard. Sometimes if you don’t set a goal you might not have the courage to persevere, or there might be too many influences where you can end up in the wrong path of that goal. Growing up playing in Haiti was always a pleasure for me. The passion I have for the game…

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April Impact Trip Day 4 – Blog Post by Courtney C. Kiernat – 4/5/17

By Brandon Griffin | April 7, 2017

April Impact Trip Day 4 – Blog Post by Courtney C. Kiernat – 4/5/17 It’s Wednesday, “hump day”, and we spent it in style, at the beach! We all got a bit too much sun but had a blast. We played in the ocean on super-sized water trampolines and took row boats to snorkel. Unfortunately the reef is damaged so there was very little to see in the way of fish or aquatic life. There…

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April Impact Trip Day 3 – Blog Post by Rebecca Skoler – 4/4/17

By Brandon Griffin | April 6, 2017

April Impact Trip Day 3 – Blog Post by Rebecca Skoler – 4/4/17 City roads full of life, honking-horns, scooters, tap-taps (Haiti buses that are small, partially covered, colorfully painted pick-up trucks with people piled in and on them), adult pedestrians carrying large heavy baskets on their heads, school children in their uniforms, with their hair braided, plaited, and bowed, men pushing carts with fifty, 25-lb bags of rice, and us, in our caravan of…

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