Hurricane Matthew Haiti Restoration

$4,946 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 31 people in 20 months
We are thankful you have taken the opportunity to seek out how you can support the relief efforts occurring in Haiti. 

*****Update: We have a commitment from a donor that will match all monetary donations up to the first $25000. This is exciting news that will allow us to help rebuild at least 15 churches and schools and partner with affected communities to provide other rehabilitation and development opportunities. ******

Haiti has once again been caught in the crosshairs of a natural disaster, this time by category 4 hurricane Matthew. This widespread storm took aim in the southwest section of Haiti and destroyed everything in its path, homes, livestock, and most importantly, human life. Hundreds have lost their lives to date and now the areas affected are faced with the endemic and life altering aftermath of this storm.

Over the next few days and weeks there will be prevalent threats to the people in this area including; cholera, typhoid, malaria, and other infections. Additionally, daily living conditions such as safe water, food and the attempts to return to normalcy will be greatly challenged by the conditions brought on by hurricane Matthew.

How do we respond to these challenges?

One of the lessons learned from 2010 earthquake is the best response to these types of disasters is by collaboration and directly involving those most impacted by the disaster.

The NEED is GREAT.  The TASK is MONUMENTAL.  The URGENCY Is NOW.

Good Samaritan Haitian Alliance Church is a Haitian American church based in Atlanta, GA that has been collaborating and partnering with the people of Haiti for more than 15 years including the establishment of local church in Haiti.

We need your support to address the basic needs of the local children, their families, as well as the community.  

We plan to respond to Matthew in the following ways:

Action Plan 1: 
Provide for immediate social needs of food, safe water, and hygiene products:

·        Hot Meals
·        Non Perishable Foods
·        Water supply
·        Prevention Clinics for
·        Medical Supplies
·        Hygiene Kits
·        Baby goods

Action Plan 2:
Establish mobile medical clinics with doctors, nurses and other medical personnel to help instruct the community on hygiene, disease prevention, and treat those affected.

Action Plan 3:
Help community leaders to establish long term goals and work with our Haiti based coolaborators. Partner with affected community institutions to rebuild their infrastructure, their previously established institutions, and homes.

We have an experienced team that has been engaged in Haiti for the last 15 years, that speaks the language, know the people, culture, and have been and will continue to listen to and partner with the Haitian people. 

Your contributions will go directly to the above outlined solutions and to those most affected by hurricane Matthew without the slothful and cost prohibitive overheads of other organization. These solutions will be directly administered by members of GSHAC U.S.A, GSHAC Haiti, along with our other Haiti partners. Thank you in advance for helping to make a life changing impact in the lives of the people of Haiti.

For more detailed information on our plans visit www.gshac.org/hurricane-matthew-relief
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Latest updates from GSHAC's visit to southwest Haiti after hurricane Matthew
Destroyed Church
Destroyed Homes
Destroyed Homes
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GSHAC members personally visited southern Haiti and saw the devastation first hand. As we drove along the coast of southern Haiti, going from town to town, talking to the people, offering encouragement through our donations of clothing and monetary gifts, we were struck by the juxtaposition of the plight and living conditions of these amazingly resilient people of Haiti against this purely beautiful and picturesque coastline. A coastline even in it's hurricane ravaged state is filled with miles and miles of hundreds of tall coconut and palm trees embedded in the light brown sugar colored sand, and although most were fallen by the storm, but just like the people, a few remained forever strong, forever resilient. These are some updated pictures of what we saw.
Destroyed School By Matthew
Church
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susan gaunt
14 months ago

This is to sponsor Marie Cassignol in her mission work.

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18 months ago
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19 months ago

On behalf of Larieux & Chimene Exil

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In honor of Karen Cadet

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