In Britney’s memory, her family has established a non profit organization called Be Like Brit; 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 & thrive. Your donation can help keep Brit’s spirit alive by bringing joy, opportunity and voice, to children in need. Be Like Brit is an official U.S. Non-Profit Organization 501(c)(3). Tax ID #27-1857525.
(NECN) – In memory of their daughter Britney who dies in the massive earthquake in Haiti last year, her Mass. family have established a non-profit organization called Be Like Brit; 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 & thrive.
Len and Cherylann Gengel join NECN to talk about construction efforts of Britney’s orphanage.
Be Like Brit is thankful to Perini Construction of Framingham who donated the Portable Cement Plant that will make up to 12 yards an hour of Concrete!!! They also rented the bulldozer which will grade Brit's site to hold up during the Tropical Storms that are coming soon!!! A special thanks to Bob Naylor who visited Brit's site twice for Perini and to their President Robert Band who reached out to Be like Brit and said he wanted to help!!!
(CBS/CBSNews.com) – At 19, Britney Gengel traveled to Haiti on a humanitarian mission, arriving just one day before the country’s massive earthquake. Gengel passed away, but her memory lives on with the construction of a new orphanage.
(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – The father of a Massachusetts college student who died in the Haiti earthquake says he’s successfully found some land where he plans to build an orphanage named for his daughter.
Britney Gengel was on a humanitarian mission with other students from Lynn University in Florida when the earthquake hit in January. She was missing for 33 days before her body was recovered.
Britney’s father, Len Gengel, and her brother, Bernie, recently joined the FOX25 Morning News to talk more about the orphanage being built for Britney.
CHRONICLE HD – WCVB TV 5 Boston (ABC)
Wednesday, September 29: Haiti www.thebostonchannel.com
Chronicle HD Host:
Anthony Everett & Susan Wornick, NewsCenter 5’s Reporter
As the recovery and rebuilding process continues in Haiti, many New Englanders are playing a prominent role. Tonight, we’ll profile the efforts on one nonprofit to better the lives of Haitian children. And we’ll see how one family is turning their own personal tragedy into an opportunity to help others.
Be like Brit Foundation gave out the 4th Britney Gengel Shining Star Award on Friday night to U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern!!! Congressman McGovern was instrumental in getting permission from Sec. Clinton to allow 6 of us to travel to Haiti and specifically to the Hotel Montana, 10 days after the devastating Earthquake!!! He accompanied us to Haiti and the Hotel to make sure of our safety!!! He is a real life Hero in the Gengel Family and exemplifies the word Public Servant!!! We are blessed to have Jim McGovern as our Congressman!!! 9-17-10