Hurricane Matthew wreaks havoc on Haiti
October 4, 2016
Hurricane Matthew, the first major hurricane to directly hit Haiti in 50 years, stormed across this small island nation this morning, leaving behind torrential rains. Forecasters say it could dump up to 40 inches.
Many residents were not able to prepare and have nowhere safe to go. The impact of this storm on the Haitian people is expected to be significant and devastating.
Similar to after the 2010 earthquake, the Pure Water for the World team is already actively on the ground, assessing the situation and ready to help the most vulnerable victims of this natural disaster.
We are preparing our immediate emergency aid efforts…getting clean water and necessities to families affected as quickly as possible. While the short-term impact of this storm will create extreme hardship among the most vulnerable residents, the long-term impact and spread of the deadly cholera disease is of utmost concern.
“Many will be returning home, if still intact, to get their lives back in order. There will be a great need for safe water and cholera prevention,“ Mario Andre, PWW-Haiti Country Director, shared in a message earlier today.
We will continue to work with the Haitian government and other organizations to provide post-hurricane support, including getting cholera-prevention training and safe water out to communities.
How can you help? To immediately support PWW’s efforts to help affected children and families, you can make a donation <CLICK HERE> and, then, help us spread the word.
As things settle down, we’ll let you know of other ways you can get involved.
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Thank you for your concern and support of the Haitian people.