Charlotte, NC - A primary school for 500 children, carrying the names of Dobbs and Reed Eddings, will soon open in a Haitian village. The announcement comes nearly a year to the day of the tragic accident that caused the deaths of the toddler and newborn sons of a pastor at Forest Hill Church and his wife, Gentry and Hadley Eddings.
Last May, the Eddings were involved in a serious car crash near Wilmington. Dobbs, 2, was killed instantly. Hadley Eddings, who was eight months pregnant with Reed, gave birth to him in an emergency Caesarean section. Reed died a few days later.
The community rallied around the Eddings in the days and months following the crash, raising funds for Mission of Hope Haiti.
Money from Gentry's worship music has also been donated to support the school.
To learn more about Gentry's efforts, check out the FOX 46 article, 3 Months after Losing 2 Sons, Gentry Eddings Releases Music to Help Others.
Now Mission of Hope Haiti has committed to building the Dobbs and Reed Eddings Primary School. According to Forest Hill Church, the school will serve 500 children in Minoterie. The school, which is expected to cost $350,000 to build, should be open in Oct. 2016.
"Dobbs and Reed Eddings will bring thousands to Jesus in years to come. Just like Jesus' death brought life to millions. The impact of their little lives will change Haiti forever," said David Chadwick, Senior Pastor of Forest Hill Church.