Through Edge of the Woods Natural Market, owners Peter and Fran Dodge have become involved in the progression of third world countries, especially in Haiti. They have contributed many resources to help ease the problems in Haiti. Over the past twelve years Peter and Fran and Edge of the Woods customers have donated large sums of money and time to school systems and to the creation of local jobs. Fran and Peter have become one of the main supporters of three schools in Haiti, two in Port-au Prince, and one on the Haitian border of the Dominican Republic. Together they make yearly visits to see the progression of the schools, and to run medical clinics and food distribution projects.
They are also involved in a disaster relief program know as AMURT, and have both spent time in New Orleans rebuilding and repairing houses after hurricane Katrina. Edge of the Woods, and its patrons, have contributed many resources to help in under developed places like Port Au Prince. Since the earthquake in Port-au Prince, Edge of the Woods has contributed 96 family size tents, financial resources, time, labor, and over twenty-five pallets of donated supplies. For all the people that have contributed, thank you for your support!