Hurricane Matthew has caused severe flooding and damage in parts of the Northern Caribbean. Our partner in Haiti is currently assessing the damage in the areas where they have exiting projects including an orphanage and two schools. People took shelter in the schools but plantations have been damaged by the strong winds. Donations will help our partner provide emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine in addition to any longer-term recovery assistance that is needed. The total goal is $50,000.
In addition to damaging winds, forecasters are warning of 40+ inches of rain in some paths of the storm, raising concerns about flooding, mudslides, and infrastructure damage. Our partner is currently in the process of assessing the damage as well as the immediate needs of those affected in the areas they are working in Haiti. Donations will support our partner's locally driven relief and recovery efforts in the areas they already have exciting projects and links with local communities.
Donations will be used to support the recovery and relief efforts of our partner in Haiti. Initially, these funds will help first responders meet immediate needs like food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. They will begin working with the communities of Merceron, Santos, Lilavois and Leogane where they already operate. After the initial relief phase funds will be used to support longer-term recovery efforts run by our partner and other local organizations.
Potential Long Term Impact
Organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are often in the best position to provide long-term support for disaster victims. Supporting the relief efforts of local organizations such as those our partner works with in Haiti will have the potential to build stronger disaster-response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future disasters.
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