A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on August 14, destroying homes, claiming lives and leaving thousands of families unable to meet their basic needs.
Only a few days later, Tropical Storm Grace arrived and battered the nation with torrential rains and wind. Haitians who lost their homes in the earthquake had to ride out the storm in whatever makeshift shelters they could find.
All of this follows the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise on July 7. With the unstable political situation, Haitians affected by the earthquake and tropical storm cannot count on their government to lend necessary relief. They need help now.
Cross Catholic Outreach is ready to deliver necessary supplies to its partners in Haiti, but it needs your help. Please consider a monetary donation so Cross Catholic Outreach can provide the following:
- Food. Many Haitians are at immediate risk of malnutrition and starvation. Cross Catholic Outreach needs to get hundreds of thousands of Vitafood meals to its partners on the ground. These meals are full of essential vitamins and minerals and are sealed in airtight packets to extend their shelf life.
- Medical Care. Thousands of people, including children, are suffering from injuries from the earthquake. Many hospitals have exceeded their capacity, so Cross Catholic Outreach is trying to get medical supplies to 59 rural community clinics through its partner GHADA.
- Building Supplies. Many Haitians lost their homes in the earthquake. Those who still have them have had to deal with flooding from Tropical Storm Grace. They need building materials, especially metal roofing supplies, to keep out the rain. Cross Catholic Outreach also needs to ship blankets, tarps and other miscellaneous (but sorely needed) items to help with the recovery efforts.
The clock is ticking; many Haitians are still at risk of starvation, illness, injury and even death. They are counting on your donation to help them recover from this devastating event.
Give now to bring these urgent, lifesaving supplies to the Haitian people. May God bless you for your generosity!