Matthew, which is the most powerful hurricane to affect the Caribbean in nearly a decade, struck Haiti’s southern region in the early morning hours of October 4, causing deadly flooding. Waters from the Category 4 storm collapsed bridges, destroyed homes, and ruined crops in a country still attempting to recover after a massive earthquake in 2010.
With 145 mph winds, Matthew is the strongest hurricane to hit Haiti since 1964. As Haiti is the poorest country in our hemisphere, it’s people are especially vulnerable to natural disasters. With substandard plumbing, fragile buildings and deforested lands, the country will suffer ongoing flooding, mudslides, homelessness and the further spread of diseases like cholera.
In response, Compassion, Hope Church’s outreach ministry, has partnered with Samaritan’s Purse’s International Crisis Response teams to provide hygiene kits, water filters, blankets, and heavy-duty plastic sheeting, among other much needed survival items to more than 300,000 people in southern Haiti who remain in desperate need of help.
Your much needed financial support will assist in the daily distribution of these critical supplies to the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.
Click here to donate: www.classy.org/compassionforhaiti