We are so encouraged by the outpouring of support for Haiti over the past week as the country and Haitian people begin to repair, rebuild, and heal after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake and Tropical Storm Grace pummeled the already despairing country one week ago.
All this on the heels of last month's horrific assassination of Haiti's President, Jovenel Moïse. As one of our staff members said recently, "It seems that the only break Haiti can catch right now is heartbreak."
But generous people like you have continued to stand in the gap with financial and spiritual support of our Haitian brothers and sisters. Thank you for being living examples of Christ's Love and putting your faith into action for those who are in need! We couldn't do it without you.
As of August 23rd, you, our myLIFEspeaks family, have raised over $8,500 in direct support of on-ground organizations in Les Cayes and neighboring hard hit areas, whom we personally know and trust.
One of the biggest needs they have shared with us at this time is tarps for those who have lost their homes or have been displaced. Thanks to your generosity we were able to buy 402 tarps over the weekend and are currently in the process of dividing them up by size & need to deliver to the different organizations in the epicenter.
(We will disclose more details of the organizations' names and updates as soon as the supplies are delivered & our staff returns safely. Unfortunately, there has been increased violence shown towards those delivering aid in affected areas out of desperation. We are doing everything we can to ensure the utmost safety of our staff members' delivering and the organizations' receiving.)
Additionally, your support has allowed us to provide orthopedic and medical supplies to overwhelmed hospitals in desperate need, including walkers, crutches, braces, gauze, gloves, and sanitizer. Our LIFE Therapy Clinic staff has also been volunteering around the clock at nearby hospitals helping with triage, post-operative, and wound care.
In addition to the tarps, we are also using some of the aid money to purchase supplies for food and medical kits to give to those who are in need and who have lost their homes. This included items like: body soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, water filtration systems, laundry soap, water, buckets, spaghetti, oil, beans, rice, and lamps/flashlights.
Thank you for helping provide direct relief to those in most need after these natural disasters! Please know you are making a huge difference in the lives' of those who have quite literally lost everything. But because of people like you, and faith in the Lord, they can have HOPE. Thank you!
To support myLIFEspeaks' Haiti Relief Fund, click here.