It has only been a few weeks since Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, and yet for some, the memories must still be very vivid. Can you imagine what a poor mother felt as she watched this powerful storm tear through her home, washing away her few possessions and spoiling the small plot of land where she’d planted a few vegetables?
The fear and anguish deep within her as she clutched her children tight through the wind and rain, wondering how she would provide for them when the storm finally stopped raging?
Many communities where we work were badly affected by the hurricane. The damage and destruction to homes, roads and business has left people literally living on the edge.
Because of the generosity of our donors, many families in Haiti have received Emergency Kits including food and water to help them survive in the days immediately following the storm. And each kit was given in the name of Jesus! In addition to food and water, building materials were also distributed to help families make needed repairs to their homes. One such distribution took place recently in a small town just south of Port-Au-Prince.
Guerlande (left) and Louise (right) pick up metal sheeting to patch the holes left in their roofs by the storm.
Mirlène is happy that she will be able to take a bag of cement home to help with her home repairs.
Grateful families hold on to Emergency Kits filled with pasta, canned salmon, cooking oil and a few other necessities.
We have been touched and overwhelmed by the generous outpouring of support for suffering families. Click here to learn how you can contribute to our on-going efforts to provide emergency relief to those in greatest need.