Water Mission Responds to Hurricane Matthew Donate Now Fundraise
Hurricane Matthew reached the southwestern coast of Haiti on October 4th, wrecking homes, destroying communities, and leaving 1.4 million people in desperate need of emergency aid. So far, Water Mission has brought access to safe water to over 100,000 people. More systems are being installed in the city of Jérémie to serve the needs of a hospital, displacement camps, and a relief workers’ camp. Including recent shipments from our Charleston headquarters, these systems combined will provide safe water for upwards of 195,000 people.
Despite the devastation, our 50 staff members in Haiti are working around the clock to reach those in need. Our staff have reported that the situation “is truly dire, and we are moving with urgency, knowing that many are in desperate need of safe water, praying that those waiting on relief won’t have to wait much longer.”
Donate now and 100% of your gift will go directly to meet the needs of those affected by Hurricane Matthew.
My Time in Haiti | Responding to Hurricane Matthew
Craig Williams, Emergency Response Coordinator for Water Mission, traveled to Haiti to help lead the Hurricane Matthew disaster response plan. During weeks working in the devastated region, he took note of the most memorable, heart-wrenching, and triumphant moments from his trip. READ THE POST
Hurricane Matthew: Moving with Urgency
On Tuesday, October 4th, Hurricane Matthew slammed into the southern part of Haiti, devastating the region. As the seas calmed and the storm moved north, Water Mission Haiti immediately began coordinating with the Haitian government and UNICEF and assessing damage in the hardest hit areas. READ THE POST