Hurricane Matthew Relief
On October 3, 2016, the southern coast of Haiti was pounded by hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic tropical storm since 1954. Hurricane Matthew brings intense rain, wind and surge waves, causing mudslides and flooding which will affect children across the region. It is estimated that:
- Over 850 perished
- The main bridge that links the capital of Port-au-Prince to Southern Haiti has collapsed.
- The coast has been badly hit in Grande Anse, Port-Salut and Port-à-Piment with 1,243,000 (522,000 children) affected.
- Les Cayes has been totally flooded. 350,000 people are in need of assistance, 1,300 emergency shelters are needed.
- Areas affected are currently experiencing other disease outbreaks including cholera, Zika and dengue, which are likely to be exasperated by the hurricane and associated heavy rainfall and flooding.
- This catastrophic disaster is a set back from the progress made in the rebuilding effort since the 2010 earthquake that killed nearly 300,000 people.
- Some have lost nearly every possession including homes and businesses.
HRA is raising funds for short term relief and long term recovery and the rebuilding of lives for the benefit of the people affected by the hurricane.
All the fund collected will to toward the rebuilding and sustainability of local communities, relief initiatives and long term disaster preparedness.
HRA is a 501(c) 3. Donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made online or a check can be made payable to HRA and mail to P.O. Box 7621, Washington, DC. 20004. Visit us at www.hra-intl.org
You can also text ‘REBUILD‘ to 80077 to donate
If you want to join HRA to participate in the relief and recovery effort, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.