The World Health Organization estimates that one
third of the world is well-fed, one third of the world
is underfed, and one third of the world is starving.
The Bartech Group and Cross International
Partner to Help the Poor
The Bartech Group is a socially responsible organization concerned about people in need. Through our
humanitarian program we improve the quality of life and provide health care, clean water, food, education,
disease control, and other essential items and services to meet the needs of the poor in Africa, Haiti, and other
Working with Cross International Aid, Inc. (Cross), a non-profit with award-winning accountability and
experience, The Bartech Group is making a true impact on the lives of some of the poorest people on the
planet. Since we began working with Cross in 2007, Bartech employees have provided wells, latrines, hygienic
dish racks, and basic health training to many impoverished villages in Zambia, helping prevent deadly
cholera outbreaks. The success has been overwhelming.
You can join the many Bartech employees who are already supporting this important humanitarian work by
making a tax deductible charitable contribution. We plan to bring the water and sanitation program to other
villages in Zambia, help meet the basic needs of AIDS orphans and vulnerable children in Africa, and
provide education to children living as domestic servants in Haiti. Every gift provided through the Bartech
Group Humanitarian Program will be matched by Cross International’s Mission Partner Fund, doubling the
value of every dollar!
As you read about the following ways to help, we hope you’ll consider joining The Bartech Group and Cross
International in this very worthy cause as we reach out to help those who need it most.
Stop the spread of deadly waterborne diseases #0463
by bringing clean water to remote villages
PROJECT 1: COMBATING CHOLERA IN ZAMBIA, AFRICA
When an outbreak of cholera swept through a large number of Zambian villages, the deadly epidemic spread fast,
striking dozens at a time — mostly children. Swarms of people hauled their dying relatives for miles in oxcarts, some
traveling up to twelve hours, to get help. Sadly, by the time they reached the hospital it was often too late.
A thorough “post-mortem” of the epidemic revealed some disturbing facts. First, chronic diarrhea is one of
the top ailments for children under 5 in the area. Next, half of the villagers do not have latrines and use the
bush as their toilet. Two-thirds of the villagers get their water from rivers and streams, a source of intestinal
worms and waterborne diseases. Finally, almost all villagers attribute cholera, chronic diarrhea, and other
waterborne diseases, to witchcraft and evil spirits, rather than to poor sanitation and hygiene.
How You Can Help
This multifaceted project provides wells, latrines, rubbish pits, and hygienic dish racks to even more poor,
rural villages throughout Zambia. The people also receive training in sanitation and hygiene. Combined,
these project components will provide clean, safe water so people will no longer have to risk drinking from
contaminated sources; eliminate illness caused by poor sanitation; and teach people how to prevent the
spread of disease. With your generosity we can continue to expand this program into new villages in desperate
need of help.
Please join The Bartech Group and Cross International in providing poor Zambians with clean,
safe water. Thanks to a matching gift from Cross’ Mission Partner Fund, you can make an entire
African village a safer, healthier place to live with a gift of just $3,450.
Meet the basic needs of orphans and vulnerable children #0006
with no one to turn to
PROJECT 2: AID FOR ORPHANS IN AFRICA
There are literally millions of children across Africa orphaned by AIDS as well as malaria, tuberculosis, and
other treatable illnesses. With nowhere to go and no one to turn to, they end up homeless. Often, the oldest
sister or brother — sometimes no more than 11 or 12 years old – becomes head of the household. Fighting for
survival on the streets, they are exposed to the elements and subject to abuse. They will grow up without
parental care and love and will be deprived of their basic rights to shelter, food, health care and an education.
Traditionally, orphans in Africa are taken in by extended family or caring neighbors. But this tradition has
been stretched to the breaking point due to the number of children left orphaned by AIDS and other deadly
diseases. Families are caring for more and more children now and simply don’t have the resources to raise them.
How You Can Help
This project provides food, clothing, preventative medical care, and education to thousands of orphans in
countries such as Zambia, Mozambique, and Malawi. It also supports Christian families who are willing to
open their homes to orphan siblings but are unable to do so without additional aid. Working through Church-
based groups in several African countries, Cross and The Bartech Group will bring hope to children struggling
with the loss of their parents, homelessness, and hunger.
A gift of $68 will provide food, clothing, health care, education or other urgently needed services
to a child for a whole year. Remember, all gifts will be matched by Cross’ Mission Partner Fund
so every dollar you give is doubled.
Provide education, hope, and a future to children #0115, #0785
living as domestic servants
PROJECT 3: RESTAVEK EDUCATION AND FEEDING IN HAITI
An estimated 300,000 children in Haiti live as “restaveks” — a Haitian term that comes from the French phrase
rester avec, which means “to stay with.” Working as indentured servants in the homes of strangers, these
children face untold hardships. Though their desperately poor parents hoped that sending them to live with
wealthier families would give them a better life, this is rarely the case.
Instead, these children endure a life of abuse and neglect — often treated as slaves. They are forced to work
long hours, sometimes without food, and are kept from school because it is too expensive. They grow up illiterate
and, therefore, virtually unemployable, doomed to a life consumed by poverty.
How You Can Help
Bartech and Cross support 39 specialized schools across the country where restavek children are taught to read,
write, and do arithmetic — all skills they would never have learned otherwise. An average of 50 children attend
each school where they receive a nutritious meal, often the only substantial food they receive in a day. This
outreach empowers restavek children to change their situation by giving them the tools they need for a better
life, and in the process they discover what it means to be loved and cared for by God. This program also
provides an example for the community to follow by showing that restavek children are just as important as any
other child — not slaves. Through this program and by supporting ministries in Haiti that prevent children from
becoming restaveks, Cross, together with The Bartech Group, is combating this pervasive problem.
It only costs $7,200 to feed and educate an entire school for a year. Won’t you help? With Cross’
Mission Partner Fund matching your gift, you can support a school with just $3,602.
John W. Barfield — leading the way in humanitarian action…
John Barfield, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Bartech Group, has spent his
life helping others. The son of an Alabama sharecropper, Mr. Barfield dropped out
of high school to enlist in the Army, serving two years in Germany and France. Upon
his discharge, he worked as a custodian at the University of Michigan. Several years
later, he and his wife Betty, formed the first of many companies, Barfield Cleaning
Company, located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, which he later sold to the International
Telephone & Telegraph Company. He formed and sold several additional businesses,
including Barfield Building Maintenance Company and Barfield Manufacturing
Company. In 1977, he incorporated John Barfield & Associates, which later became
The Bartech Group.
In 1992, to bring attention to the plight of the hungry and homeless in America, he
humanitarian and founder created Share Products. Profits from SHARE™ brand products were used to provide
of The Bartech Group. meals and free nights of safe lodging for homeless Americans.
Throughout his business career Mr. Barfield has been involved with many business and community
organizations. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Spaulding for Children, and has served
on the board of directors for the Salvation Army of Metropolitan Detroit and the Michigan Community
Services Commission. He is active in the United Negro College Fund and the Washtenaw United Way. He
has received many honors and awards, including the Tree of Life Award, the highest honor of the Jewish
National Fund; The Laureate Award from Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan Business Hall of
Fame; The George Romney Award, recognizing achievement in volunteerism; Olivet College’s Leadership
in Individual and Social Responsibility Award; the Northwood University Outstanding Leadership Award;
and the A.G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award from Black Enterprise recognizing his achievement within
the African American business community.
Cross International makes a difference in the world…
The Bartech Group has chosen Cross International to be its managing charity. A
Christian non-profit based in South Florida, Cross International provides relief
and development aid to the “poorest of the poor.” Currently, Cross serves the
destitute in 24 countries throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
Cross is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty through community
development and educational opportunities, leading to self-sufficiency and real
change in the lives of the poor.
Cross finds and supports existing ministries and churches that are serving those
with the greatest needs across the globe. By assisting Christian missions that have
existing infrastructures, Cross operates in the most cost-effective manner to help Jim Cavnar, President of
the poor and spread the love of Christ. Cross International.
"We are thrilled to be working with The Bartech Group to bring help and hope
to some of the poorest people around the world. Together we are changing lives."
JIM CAVNAR, CROSS INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT
2009 Financial Statement
All Sources $86,165,012
Program Services $82,835,122
Through prayer and obedience, we seek to be good stewards of God’s gifts…
By maximizing the amount of aid given to those in need and stringently limiting organizational overhead
costs Cross International multiplies each dollar donated by partnering with caring corporations that donate
millions of dollars in medicines, food and other goods for the poor.
Our field staff regularly visits sponsored programs to ensure that mission churches have the specific resources
they need to best serve their communities. We diligently strive to eliminate waste, achieve measurable success
and ensure all donations reach their intended use within the mission programs.
We make an Accountability Assurance Pledge to donor partners, promising to provide transparency and clear
documentation concerning the use of all donated funds. Our mission is to be good stewards in serving the
“poorest of the poor” with the gifts God provides through his people.
These organizations can attest to Cross International’s faithful stewardship of God’s precious resources:
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A higher standard.
A higher purpose.
Our Promise to You!
100 percent of the proceeds of this appeal will be used for these projects. In the rare event that we receive
more than needed to fund them, additional gifts will be used for other urgent needs for the poor.
100% OF ALL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE RECEIVED BY CROSS INTERNATIONAL: CROSS INTERNATIONAL IS A TAX-EXEMPT 501(C) 3 ORGANIZATION. CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE UNDER
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