Haiti Update | How Hurricane Matthew Has Impacted Our Girls

Over the past five days we have been following Hurricane Matthew as it tore through Southern Haiti and into the US. 

Our nonprofit partner, 410 Bridge, has provided a detailed update on the destruction in our sponsor community of La Croix and has requested assistance as they send life-saving relief to the area. 

 

Matthew is being reported as the fiercest Caribbean storm in almost a decade. It entered the country's southern peninsulaon Monday night into early Tuesday morning with 145 mile-per-hour winds and storm surges.


La Croix was evacuated and experienced heavy rain and flooding. A great deal of the homes in the community were damaged and agricultural farms (a main industry and economic driver for the community) have been completely destroyed.

Les Cayes, a community 10 miles east of La Croix, is accessible by vehicle. The coastline communities, including La Croix, can only be accessed by helicopter at this time. Relief efforts are concentrated on this area, where many of our families live.

Priority: Getting Cholera prevention and treatment supplies to the Southern communities, including La Croix. Today our nonprofit partner is traveling by boat with Aqua Tabs (water purification) in hand to distribute to the community.

The priority continues to be safe water systems. 410 Bridge country directors hope to meet with Water Mission International today to continue the difficult task of getting treatment systems to the South. We applaud their collaborative efforts.

Doctors Without Borders arrived this morning via helicopter to treat the outbreak of Cholera.
 

How can you help?

Donate to the relief efforts of our country partner.

410 Bridge has been thoroughly vetted and proven trustworthy in their use of funds, effectiveness in programs, and relationships with community leaders to mobilize relief efforts. We ask you to get behind them to give our girls a real shot at surviving this disaster. 

Aerial shot of Les Cayes. 410 Bridge country director stated it looks "like a bomb went off." He reports that he has not seen any major distribution of relief supplies by any other organization.

Aerial shot of Les Cayes.

410 Bridge country director stated it looks "like a bomb went off." He reports that he has not seen any major distribution of relief supplies by any other organization.

Supplies headed to Les Cayes via truck Sunday morning.

Supplies headed to Les Cayes via truck Sunday morning.