HELP SAVE LIVES IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE SANDY
Partner with Food for the Hungry to help people in Haiti whose crops were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy before the storm moved on to pound the eastern United States.
Superstorm Sandy slammed the eastern United States, killing more than 50 people, flooding roads and runnels and leaving thousands of people without electricity. Before arriving in North America, the storm ravaged the Caribbean, including communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) works in Haiti.
Emergency after emergency is piling onto Haitians still reeling from the 2010 earthquake that left the country in shambles. About 20 inches of rain pounded the Caribbean nation on October 24 and 25, just two months after being deluged by Tropical Storm Isaac and its 10 inches of rain.
Hurricane Sandy killed 54 Haitians, and many more are missing. The storm destroyed 70 per cent of the crops in southern Haiti and caused heavy deaths of livestock. Communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) works were heavily hit, with family gardens now gone and churches and schools demolished.
According to a study by Maplecroft, a research organization that assesses food security risks globally, Haiti was ranked number three for extreme risk of food insecurity in 2013 before Sandy hit. FH staff report that there is no hope for a harvest this year. Widespread hunger and rampant disease can be expected as a result of the hurricane’s destruction.
Hurricane Sandy left a wake of destruction in Haiti, causing flooding and mudslides that destroyed crops, killed livestock and demolished homes, churches and schools. FH is helping victims in child sponsorship communities. Your donation to the emergency fund will help Haiti and other areas in need.
NEEDS: Please give to provide life-saving items and assistance to storm survivors.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Please pray for FH staff and vulnerable people in Haiti, as well as those whose lives have been turned upside down in the United States.
You can help provide life-saving emergency supplies to FH’s emergency response team.
Use your Facebook and Twitter to ask people to pray for survivors of Hurricane Sandy in Haiti.