About Mike Rusch

Based in Downtown Bentonville, Arkansas, Mike is the Chief Executive Officer at Pure Charity, a nonprofit dedicated to building world class technology solutions for Nonprofit Organizations, Individual Fundraising, and Community Advocacy.

Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors for Help One NowMercy House GlobalCanopy Northwest Arkansas99 Balloons@HopeMob, Laundry Love, and Serve Northwest Arkansas.  

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.  

no longer a dream

...every once in a while you see things that cause you to pause and question if you really saw what you thought you saw. Yesterday that happen in a really, really big way.

Two short months ago in the dust and dirt of Haiti, a dream was born.  Gathered around a small table a group of people made a decision that they could not leave Haiti without taking a stand for the children at Yaveh Shamma Orphanage.

15880_10200213794569814_2080103448_n

The decisions that day become a dream...a dream with a price tag of about $100,000.

http://vimeo.com/52887946

...and this dream slowly began to awaken in the hearts & souls of an entire community dedicated to living with the desire to "set things right."

Step by step, phase by phase, the dream started to become tangible.

154464_479561258749495_832120305_n

Yesterday afternoon the dream became reality.

photo

Construction will begin in January & the real story will begin...

537511_479681642070790_829476996_n

I will count my time in Haiti as one of life's greatest gifts.  Being present with the people who have carried this dream will never be forgotten.

Tomorrow the real story begins as work towards construction of this school begins.

Thank you for all who have supported this work...you are the heroes in stories that have yet to be written.

My simple prayer is for this blessing upon all...

May the Lord bless you and keep you; May the Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.

All is Grace.

(and, if you would still like to take part, there is an opportunity to fund the teacher's salaries at the school)

...breaking ground

The Essential Component of Discipline

The Essential Component of Discipline