Remembering CAM's Founder
CAM remembers founder and president, Doug McDougall
Doug McDougall, 1948-2011
It is with heavy hearts that Catholic Assistance Missions (CAM) announces the loss of its founder and president, Doug McDougall, SFO.
Doug was instrumental in getting CAM off the ground. From the first time his feet touched Haitian soil, his life was changed; forever affected by the people of Haiti who have so little, yet love so much.
It was that guiding principle, a deep faith in God, and a desire to help those who can't help themselves that led Doug back to Haiti, and eventually to create CAM.
Doug was not a proud or boastful man, but he was faithful and dedicated to his mission in Haiti. Some of his many accomplishments in Haiti include overseeing the construction of a school for 120 children and 12 new homes for villagers; implementing meal and livestock programs; aquiring cisterns for fresh water and organizing a dispensary for medical aid.
Doug not only leaves behind his wife, Melissa and four children, but those who knew him well or met him only once were touched by his compassion and gentle spirit.
While the void left by Doug's untimely passing is immeasurable, CAM looks to carry on his holy legacy of service and continue his passion for the people of Haiti. As CAM's Country Coordinator in Haiti, Loll Jean Phillipe put it...
"We are organized, and the mission continues."
by Chelsea McDougall