Britney Gengel - a beautiful, fearless and compassionate young woman - traveled to the country of Haiti on a college service trip in January 2010. Tragically, a catastrophic earthquake hit on her second day in Haiti, destroying her hotel. After 33 days, her body was recovered from the rubble. Before her death, Britney had sent the following text to her mom:
"They love us so much and everyone is so happy. They love what they have and they work so hard to get nowhere, yet they are all so appreciative. I want to move here and start an orphanage myself."
Brit's family fulfilled her last wish and began the Be Like Brit Foundation. Today, Brit's Home is a 19,000 square foot earthquake-proof home for 33 girls and 33 boys shaped in the letter B for Brit. It stands strong and bold as a beacon of hope for the people of Haiti and the children that Brit loved. By cultivating social responsibility, community involvement and unconditional love, we are ensuring that Brit's legacy will endure for generations to come.