“Many were totally destroyed,” he says. “Almost immediately we set up the church as a staging area for people to come in and get hot food and to pick up or drop off supplies. Affected residents are in great need of water, ready-to-eat non-perishable food, diapers, baby wipes, first aid, toiletries, towels, blankets, etc. (everything except clothing).”
HOMES AND HELP FOR HAITI
It has been about four months since Hurricane Matthew devastated the western region of Haiti, but the needs are still great. Right now Somebody Cares has a 40′ container of nutritious rice casserole packets, enough to provide about 285,000 meals, on the way to Haiti to help communities there as they continue to rebuild.
We are also partnering with local churches in Haiti to build homes for families who lost everything in the storm. To help the economy by providing employment, we are purchasing building supplies from a factory in Port Au Prince and transporting them to the area around Jeremie and Les Cayes, where the homes will be built. The houses are certified resistant up to 108 mph (Hurricane Cat 3) as well as earthquake resistant.
We currently have identified six families to receive homes, but the need is much greater! We will help additional families if we have the resources to do so.
Please pray for the people of East New Orleans and Haiti, and consider giving a donation to help today.
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