Haiti Earthquake Response
October 13, 2021–
This week, we delivered another $15,000 grant to our friends at Fondation L’Athletique D’Haiti (FLADH) to aid in ongoing recovery following the magnitude 7.2 quake that shook Haiti in August.
This latest grant will aid ongoing recovery efforts in the village of Aquin, where many students/families and teachers lost their homes and crops and have been without stable access to clean drinking water and food. The funding will bolster efforts including food delivery, the planting of new trees and emergency repairs–especially at the school where children are currently attending classes outdoors due to safety concerns with their school building.
Operation USA is so pleased to support such a worthy partner during this time of great need. Thank you to all donors and supporters who have made this vital relief work possible. See photos from FLADH here
October 1, 2021–
Operation USA is continuing to assess additional opportunities to provide aid to partners in Haiti. Our ability to deliver supplies and make grants is dependent on the generosity of our donors. Please consider a gift today at give.opusa.org
August 30, 2021–
Today, we sent a $15,000 grant to our partners at Fondation L’Athletique D’Haiti in support of children and families in Les Cayes and Jeremie who were impacted by this month’s magnitude 7.2 earthquake. Those funds will provide food and emergency supplies in some of the hardest-hit communities. We are so pleased to support such a worthy partner and cause.
August 18, 2021–
OpUSA programs staff have made contact with partners at Fondation L’Athletique D’Haiti and begun identifying needs in the earthquake’s aftermath. While we work to identify opportunities to ship aid safely and effectively into Haiti–a process which faces many logistical challenges–our more immediate focus will be making cash grants to FLADH and other community-based partners to aid in recovery for displaced students and teachers (and their families) in Jeremie and Les Cayes. Our capacity to make grants, which will ensure access to food, water, medical care and other vital supplies, is directly dependent on fundraising and the generosity of our supporters.
To donate, visit give.opusa.org
. See firsthand photos of the devastation in Haiti from FLADH here
August 16, 2021–
Operation USA is pleased to report that Jacmel–where (with the support of partners) we previously constructed a school following the devastating 2010 earthquake–has suffered minimal damage. Early reports indicate that the most severe damage and loss of life occurred in the country’s southwestern region.
As the situation continues to develop and the extent of damage becomes known, OpUSA is working to connect with partners on the ground and identify any/all opportunities to provide relief through cash grants, material aid and long-term recovery projects. Our thoughts remain with all those who have been impacted by this latest disaster, as we know conditions in the country were already challenging and many families–in the midst of ongoing poverty, violence, political crises and the global pandemic–were already struggling.
Your donations at this time are crucial to our ability to deliver support. Please consider a gift now at give.opusa.org
. Thank you for your generosity.
On August 14, 2021, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti. The death toll has reached 1,941, with thousands more injured or missing. Post-earthquake challenges were exacerbated when Tropical Depression Grace hit Haiti on August 16th.
OpUSA is monitoring the situation, contacting partners, assessing opportunities to provide support and readying material aid.
Survivors are desperately in need of aid. Your donations make our relief work possible. Please visit give.opusa.org
to help now.
Learn more about Operation USA’s history in Haiti here
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