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Hurricane Update #2

It has been a rough week watching the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew here in the US and the Caribbean. Reports from Haiti are over 900 lives lost and 99% homes lost in many villages on the southern coast. We are thankful to share that our staff and students at the Good Shepherd School and our friends in Young Life Haiti are all safe. There was no damage to the school and children have returned to the classroom.

In the tent city, where we support a small school for the poorest families, there was flooding and damage to many homes. We are working with our friend, Wooby, a member of the tent city committee, to bring relief to the residents. 

HURRICANE RELIEF FUND

In One Week With Current Gifts We Have:

  • Provided 6000 gallons of water
  • Rebuilt homes for 2 families / Pictured: Martine family
  • Cleaned up the area in hopes to prevent Cholera
Hurricane Relief Funds   already at work - shelter, water, disease prevention!

Hurricane Relief Funds already at work - shelter, water, disease prevention!

Hurricane Matthew Update

As we write this letter, Hurricane Matthew is set to make landfall in Florida. The devastation it has left in its path is horrific. Reports from Haiti are nearly 300 lives lost and 99% homes lost in many villages in the southern coast. We are thankful to report that our staff and students at the Good Shepherd School and our friends in Young Life Haiti are all safe. There was very little damage to the school.

In the tent city, however, where we support a small school for the poorest of the residents, there was flooding and damage to many homes. We are working with our friends, Wooby and Papouche, to provide 6000 gallons of water, rebuild two families’ homes and clean up the area.

As many of you know, our school director, Chedrick Canéus, also directs the Young Life work in Haiti. We desire to support their relief efforts, as well, and hope to provide some funding to rebuild a roof on the YL office in Miragoane.

We are committed to support our Haitian partners to provide them resources to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Thank you for your continued prayers for Haiti and all who have experienced the devastating effects of this hurricane. 

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Wooby and Papuche assess the damage at "tent city" where we support a small school for the poorest residents.

Wooby and Papuche assess the damage at "tent city" where we support a small school for the poorest residents.