URGENT CAUSE – Hurricane Matthew
While our Haitian families fight to save lives in their communities during this immediate emergency, we at the Colorado Haiti Project are mobilizing support and resources to address the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Several news sources and reports from the ground describe catastrophic levels of physical property damage and extensive loss of livestock and crops. The UN is describing Hurricane Matthew as the most significant humanitarian crisis to threaten Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. While our region was relatively undamaged from the 2010 earthquake, Petit Trou de Nippes sits at the very epicenter of damage from this storm. The bridge connecting the Petit Trou region to the rest of the country is down, hampering relief efforts. We are also very concerned about food security and clean water – cholera is already being reported on the southern peninsula. While we fear for the outcome of the current situation on the ground, we also know that recovery from such natural disasters will take months of effort and support for Haiti. Please, help now with a financial donation in any amount – only through the power of community can we begin to address the damage done to our brothers and sisters in Petit Trou.