HERO, Inc.
HERO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that works exclusively in Haiti by helping Haitians to become self sufficient through humanitarian outreach projects that provide dignity to their lives.  Every human person has a right to the basic necessities of life including shelter, clean water, food, and education.

Health and Education Relief Organization (HERO)

Who we are and what we do

HERO was incorporated as a 501(c)3 in 2003.  Prior to our incorporation, we were working in Haiti as individual volunteers in a remote village in the Southeast Department, Belle Anse, with medical mission teams from Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta, Georgia led by Dr. Gerry Lluberas.  Unfortunately Dr. Gerry contracted cancer and died at the age of 45.  We started HERO in his memory and have been working with other non profit and NGO's in Haiti ever since.  The organization was founded by Ted Waldbart and Bruce Goddard.  Bruce is a professional engineer with 48 years of engineering experience and has used that experience in designing engineering projects throughout Haiti during the past 19 years.  This has included building schools, medical clinics, orphanages and providing books for schools.  Much of that experience has been directed towards Engineers Without Borders as a member and working with several US chapters in providing clean water projects to four remote locations in Haiti.  We have also performed structural evaluations of buildings after the 2010 earthquake and are in the process of supporting Safe, Efficient, Economical Structures, Inc. (SEES) of which Bruce is the President, in funding a manufacturing plant in Haiti to make structural steel insulated panels (SSIP) for structures and affordable homes in Haiti and throughout the Caribbean.  These structures are much stronger, lighter, energy efficient, and resistant to hurricanes and earthquakes than the traditional building materials of concrete block and concrete roof slabs which failed and killed more than 220,000 people on January 12, 2010.

The children of Haiti are why we are there

Dr. Gerry at work in the clinic

Kenley and food distribution after Hurricane Matthew