SaltTee Ministry; Hato Del Yaque
Hato del Yaque is a poor community outside of Santiago in the Dominican Republic. The people in Hato del Yaque suffer from many problems, as it is rampant with alcohol and drug addictions, prostitution, and many teenage mothers.
Through our partnership with GO Ministries of Louisville, KY and First Christian Church in Fort Myers, FL we work along side the missionary and pastor of this impoverished community. We help encourage their ministires through education, building churches and sponsoring children in the education and feeding program.
With the purchase of every SaltTee shirt you are helping to fund the efforts in Hato del Yaque. Unlike other businesses that give a portion of proceeds to charity or ministry, 100% of all profits of SaltTee are directly passed on to support this community in one of the following ways:
Buildings are needed to host schools, medical clinics, nutrition centers, churches and ministry housing.
Many of the children in Hato del Yaque and the Dominican Republic as a whole suffer the daily effects of malnourishment. It is a devastating effect of poverty. The nutrition center in Hato del Yaque, that our t-shirts help support, meet this need and supply children six hot meals each week. Nearly 100 children are being served in Hato del Yaque.
Dysentery caused by poor water, is a leading cause of death in the Dominican Republic. In 2012 we were privileged to be part of a team that helped with the installation of a water-purification system within the community center in Hato del Yaque.
Short Term Mission Projects
Three times each year Brian helps lead and facilitate short term teams into Hato del Yaque. These teams assist with construction projects, children's ministry/VBS, community outreach, sports camps and relationship building. These trips are mutually transforming, with those of us going normally more transformed than those we've gone to serve. If you would like to go with us or get a schedule of upcoming short-term mission trips and projects, please contact us and we'll send you all the details.
You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way,let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven. (Matthew 5:13-16 NIV)
SaltTee gives 100% of all profits from each t-shirt directly to ministry. Too often ministries fail for lack of funding. In other instances precious time is taken away from the ministry to search for support. Our concept, was to use our knowledge of business to deliver a premium product to raise financial support for ministry in Hato del Yaque, Dominican Republic.
SaltTee was built and is run completely by volunteers. There are no salaries, rent or design costs. All marketing is via word of mouth, social media or is subsidized by business partners. The only cost in each SaltTee shirt is material, screen printing and shipping. This allows us to deliver a premium t-shirt at an affordable price and give the maximum amount of support to ministry.
Each t-shirt comes with a story and is designed to encourage the question "what does that shirt mean?" When your new SaltTee shirt arrives, it will include the story behind the shirt with your shipment. You are invited to share this story, or if you prefer, you can direct those who ask to SaltTee.com where they can read the story for themselves.