Maison L’Arc-en-Ciel-Building the Sustainable Orphanage: Team Spotlight: Bob Keiser
The Honey for Haiti Project has been supported by many, but our most active supporter, fundraiser, and resident beekeeper, Bob Keiser, is an especially important person to the success of the sustainability farm at Maison L’Arc-en-Ciel.
Bob Keiser, 65 is a “mostly” retired beekeeper from Madison, CT, where he has resided for many years, and has become a very active parishioner at St. George Catholic Church in Guilford, CT. Bob tends to be very busy compared to the average retired person, remaining extremely active in the St. George Men’s Group, who raises funds for worthy causes, as well as running his own non-profit organization, APK Charities, as well as his business, www.all-things-swiss.com.
APK Charities, http://www.apkcharities.org, was founded in 2013 in honor and memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces, who was killed in action serving our country in Eastern Afghanistan on March 11th, 2013. APK Charities is a non-profit organization raising funds for Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial, The Fisher House, the Special Forces Charitable Trust, and Honor & Remember. Bob and his lovely wife, Helen, started APK Charities to honor their son and to support organizations who assist our troops and veterans.
Even while running his own organization, as well as remaining incredibly active in his community, Bob makes time to support the Honey for Haiti project. From jarring and selling hundreds of pounds of local Connecticut honey, to physically coming to Haiti to provide on-site education and training to the staff and children at Maison L’Arc-en-Ciel, Bob has not faltered in his efforts to help bring MAEC into a sustainable future.
As Bob continues to volunteer his time for the Honey for Haiti project, he, along with a group of other Gold Star Fathers, is currently preparing to ride a Harley Davidson motorcycle across the entire continental USA to raise money and awareness for APK Charities and other organizations that support our troops and veterans. Bob is 65 years old, and is an integral; part of the Honey for Haiti team. Bob will return with us to Haiti this December and provide additional training and equipment for the Apiary we will construct at Maison L’Arc-en-Ciel.