On behalf of the Philadelphia Haitian American Chamber of Commerce and the Haitian Business Association, we would like to thank you
for your continuing support to our nation Haiti.
All of you may have heard that a 7.2 magnitude earthquake has just struck Haiti today August 14, 2021. The natural disasters problem is eating us. Union of prayer for the protection of the lives of those who still found under the rubbles. The U.S. Geological Service estimated that its epicenter was about 80 miles west of the capital. Although the temblor appears, right now, to be almost as large as the big one in 2010, it did little more than shake Port-au-Prince and points north.
The most affected areas in the south and its peninsula were, however, affected, with significant structural damage in the cities of Cayes and Jeremie, on the tip of the peninsula. Preliminary reports from Cayes (also known as Aux Cayes) and the smaller towns of Aquin and Petit Trou de Nippes suggest many downed buildings and people trapped under rubble, and we will no doubt know more soon. As we prepare to go to Haiti. We ask that you share this with family and friends in your network, so we can raise enough money to go in help those in needs especially when it comes to rebuild their houses. Countless deaths and losses in houses and businesses. Many families in Haiti only have very little hope, some are also fighting for their lives.
Your support will be beneficial to those without a home and we will be able to help rebuild some houses for them. Other program we will
bring to the ground are mental health and support group for grieving families, monetary support to families with school age children, medical and health care. Everything will be done by qualified and licensed professionals.
The Philadelphia Haitian American Chamber of Commerce' Vice-President Merytony Nathan Pierre-Jean is the person in charge of
withdrawing the money from GoFundMe on behalf of the chamber. Once the funds are withdrawn, the construction company in Haiti that the chamber is planning on using is ARCOD to which we will do money wire transfer from the chamber's bank to their's. Besides ARCOD, we have no plan to give funds to any other organization once withdrawn.
The budget for the trip
1) Departure expenses:
Photographic equipment, medical protection (e.g., shots, prescription, and over-the-counter medicines), you can always bring your personal electronic devices(cell phones and laptop) The cost of pre-departure expenses is estimated at $600.
cost of airfare round trip from Philadelphia to Haiti, traveling around the country from Port-au-Prince to Cayes, trip from Cayes to Jeremie, city local transport with driver is $2,500.
3) Lodging and meal expenses.
Estimated $200 per person
Team on ground/locals and the helpers.This is an estimate of $1000
Total cost for a team of 5 is estimated at $24,500
Thank you in advance for all of your support.
For information contact anyone from the team:
Phone (267) [phone redacted]
Email: [email redacted]
Evelt Vertile, President
Merytony Nathan, Vice-President
Jean Guillaume, coordinator