Upcoming concert to benefit Haiti

River Rock Church is joining forces with talented musicians to present an exciting event that will raise money and awareness for ongoing needs in Haiti. On Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m., Baltimore-based musicians Val Nebbia and David Parker will take the stage alongside local musicians “Rock of Ages” (featuring Gordon Thayer) and worship pastor, […]

Rockford family leads 300-mile biking expedition in support of Haiti earthquake relief

The Second Annual H.I.S. Home 300 Bike Ride, Michigan Route, a six-day noncompetitive bike ride to support Haitian orphans, was started by Rockford resident Geoff VanBerkel and his wife Judy, whose now adopted daughters lived through the 2010 earthquake in Port Au Prince. The fundraising and awareness ride began on June 20, 2011 from Rockford […]

Returned missionaries share Haiti stories

Television crews film Cliff VanKoevering and his daughter, Anna, 10, on Saturday, January 23.

Rockford residents knew more about the earthquake in Haiti before missionaries and Haitians did, said Cliff VanKoevering, of the Baptist Haiti Mission (BHM) in Rockford. VanKoevering was with several volunteers with the mission in Haiti during the earthquake and the 6.1 aftershock. At a press conference held Saturday, January 23, VanKoevering, John Bredeweg and George […]