Hurricane Matthew Update, Day 1
We’re so thankful for your thoughts and prayers as Hurricane Matthew strikes Haiti.
We’ve been monitoring the situation closely. While it looks like the destruction might not be the worst-case scenario, the storm is still doing significant damage in many parts of the country, particularly in the southern peninsula to the west of Port-au-Prince.
We’re still evaluating the impact on the areas where our work is focused in Leogane, La Gonave, Port-au-Prince, and Bawosya. While the brunt of the storm is being felt elsewhere, we are anticipating that there will be emergency needs for us to respond to in the days ahead. We’re seeing damage to homes near the Children’s Academy, and our Micah Scholars from the southern peninsula have reported damage to their homes as well.
Many of you have asked how you can support Haiti in this difficult time. We are accepting donations now that will allow us to:
- Support families in our network who have suffered damage to their homes and livelihoods.
- Repair schools, social businesses, and churches we partner with.
- Continue our efforts to build a stronger, more resilient Haiti through education.
You can CLICK HERE to give.
Thank you for your heartfelt support, prayers, and encouragement. Moments like this strengthen our resolve to continue to help Haitians change Haiti through education, to work for a day when every Haitian community and family will be able to adequately prepare for emergencies like Hurricane Matthew.
We will continue to keep you updated as the situation unfolds. Our Facebook page will have the latest updates from the ground, including videos and photos.