Update: 10/12/2018 7:20am We have loaded up containers with all supplies and donations. Our first team with doctors and nurses deployed today. Another team will deploy in the morning. Thank you for all your support!
The death toll in Haiti as a result of Hurricane Matthew - the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade - is reaching close to 900 officials say.
Some 50 people were reported killed in the town of Roche-a-Bateau alone.
The nearby city of Jeremie saw 80% of its buildings levelled. In Sud province 30,000 homes were destroyed.
Category Three Matthew, with sustained winds of 120mph (193km/h), is battering the coastline of the US state of Florida but has not yet made landfall.
It remains unclear whether it will do so.
Due to the amount of devastation, loss of life and loss of property, emergency medical attention and clean-up is URGENT for the land and for the people of Haiti.
The World Food Programme's country director in Haiti, Carlos Veloso, has warned that it could take up to four or five days to get a clearer picture of the impact and death toll.
Haiti will be impacted for a long time due to Hurricane Matthew. Mosquito-borne and waterborne illnesses, including cholera, will pose a major threat in the weeks and months ahead. Your donations will be essential in combatting these illnesses in rural communities. Your support will help Haiti recover from this storm and continue to empower Haitians to build a better tomorrow.
We have a team already on the ground in Haiti ready to support upon arrival of the flight. Ideal date would be as soon as October 12, 2016, to begin rebuilding affected areas of the Island.
WAYS TO HELP
• MEDICAL SUPPLIES
Over the Counter Meds (aspirin/non-aspirin pain reliever, anti-diarrheal, laxatives, antacid, allergy medications vaginal anti-infectives etc.)
First Aid Kids, peroxide, Neosporin, antibacterial, & antibiotics
Medications to Treat: Diabetes & Hypertension
IV Start Kit & Normal Saline IV Solution
• HYGIENE KITS
(diapers, wipes, rash ointment, bottles, formula, baby cereal, infant vitamins, etc.)
• BABY SUPPLIES
(Diapers, Wipes, Food etc.)
• WARM CLOTHES
• DRY FOOD (RICE ONLY NO CAN FOODS)
• NO WATER (We can purchase in Haiti with Monetary Donations - and provide receipt,
water is to heavy to carry on plane.)
Tents, Tarps, Shovels, Hand Held Saws, Battery Powered Drills, Gloves, Nails, Hammer, Screws, Gas Powered Chain Saws, construction materials, money for fuel, etc
Boxes, Markers & Heavy Duty Clear Packaging Tape
SPREAD THE WORD! Please share our story widely, giving exposure to this important humanitarian project and help us obtain the transportation with an airline sponsorship, charter plane company or corporation to pay for travel and delivery expenses to ensure that these much-needed supplies and professional personal assistance reach Haiti as soon as possible.