Help One Now empowers families in developing countries through high-capacity local leaders with proven solutions to end extreme poverty.
Our vision is to empower 100,000 families to end extreme poverty in their lives by 2030.
Help One Now empowers local leaders through friendship and partnership. We work with leaders who are already working effectively in their respective communities. These leaders are friends and partners in the fight against extreme poverty. They are our greatest resource, and without them, sustainable change is impossible.
We serve in some of the poorest communities in the world, where people live on less than $2 US per day. In these communities, empowering families through education and entrepreneurship has proven to be the most effective course for long term change, creating a hand up to build a better future for themselves.
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HELP ONE NOW GLOBAL TEAM
Founder & CEO
In 2007, Chris met a starving young child living in an abandoned gas station in Zimbabwe. That encounter compelled him to start Help One Now and dedicate his life to seeking justice by empowering leaders and organizing a wide table of people to do good together. He currently lives in downtown Raleigh with his wife, two daughters, and his German Shepherd pup.
Global Empowerment Director
Chief Operating Officer
Haiti Director - Yahve Shamma
Jean Alix Paul
Haiti Director - Spirit of Truth
Jean St Cyr
Haiti Director - ACLAPROTECH
International Operations Director
Strategic Partnerships Director
Dominican Republic Director
Scott Shackleton, CPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Visual Media Coordinator
International Field Manager
David & Catherine Wilson
Malawi Operations Coordinators
Uganda Operations Coordinator
Elton & Shamiso Majakwara
Zimbabwe Operations Coordinators
Ethiopia Operations Manager
International Programs Manager
Haiti Operations Coordinator
Dr. Magalie Surling
Haiti Clinic Manager
Ferrier Village Manager
Peru Operations Coordinator
Ethiopia Operations Coordinator - Gunchire
Dominican Republic Operations Coordinator
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mike Rusch currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Pure Charity, a nonprofit dedicated to building world class technology solutions for Nonprofit Organizations, Individual Fundraising, and Community Advocacy. Prior to Pure Charity, Mike worked for Nickelodeon, The Walt Disney Company, Hershey Foods, and served in the US Marine Corps. Mike is a husband of 22 years, father of 4, a lover of a great story, and never too far from a fly-fishing river.
DR. ADAM MAASS
Dr. Adam Maass has been married to his high school sweetheart, Stephanie, for 23 years. They have five girls. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, but now loves living in the South. He is a follower of Jesus, humbly saved only by His grace. He is privileged to be able to work as a physician here in the US and all over the world.
Korie Robertson is best known as a star of A&E’s hit television show Duck Dynasty, but she is also a New York Times bestselling author and oversees the Robertson family’s licensing opportunities. Korie and her family have joined us on trips to Ethiopia, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Uganda, and Peru.
Charles Lee is the Founder & CEO at Ideation, an idea-execution company that specializes in helping brands scale their business by effectively integrating their strategic plans into day-to-day implementation. He is also the author of Good Idea. Now What? How to Move Ideas to Execution, a practical book designed to help people move ideates to implementation.
Kristin Buse currently serves as the Co-Founder and Manager of Nonprofit development at Pure Charity, a nonprofit dedicated to building world class technology solutions for Nonprofit Organizations, Individual Fundraising, and Community Advocacy.
Seth Haines is a working stiff who is lucky enough to call the Ozark Mountains home. I am blessed to be the husband of Amber Haines and the father of four boys. I enjoy good sentences, good music, good food, and good fly fishing. I pen my notions regarding faith, creativity, marriage, culture, and whatever else strikes me as word-worthy. I hope you’ll follow along.
Lindsey Nobles has worked across the for-profit, non-profit, and ministry sectors in Event Planning and Management, Marketing, Merchandising, Communications, Development and Operations. Lindsey currently heads up Marketing and Business Development for Onsite, the world-wide leader in personal growth and therapeutic workshops.
Mike Hensley is a partner at a large financial services firm after owning his own firm for 9 years. He lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife, three daughters, and three labradoodles. He serves on the board for a couple of other charities focused on helping children and their families locally, and is thrilled to expand his efforts globally with Help One Now. Mike has seen the work of Help One Now and our local leaders first hand in both Haiti and Peru.
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