With the recent news and devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, we wanted to provide an update from our partner affiliate in Haiti:
"The hurricane passed directly over the south peninsula of Haiti causing widespread damage and destroying bridges that allow access to the city. Fortunately, Port au Prince did not receive a direct hit and was spared major damage. Our current project sites and offices are in and near Port au Prince and initial assessments show that they faired ok during the storm. The Santo community in Leogane, which was the site of the 2011 and 2012 Jimmy Carter Work Projects, suffered no major damage.
|Homes build in Haiti during the 2011 and 2012 Jimmy Carter Work Projects, courtesy of the Habitat Haiti Facebook Page.|
In response to the storm, Habitat Haiti is prepared to help households recover their access to water and sanitation and healthy shelter. The local affiliate will so be preparing Haitians for jobs linked to the shelter industry and disaster response and recovery activities.
You can make a donation directly to Habitat for Humanity's rebuilding efforts in Haiti.