After magnitude 7.2 earthquake, Hope for Haiti launches emergency appeal to raise $ 5 million to fund earthquake relief and recovery efforts
The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation strengthens the campaign with $ 1 million gift
THE CAYES, Haiti, August 20, 2021 / PRNewswire / – In response to the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck the southern region of Haiti, Hope Haiti launched an emergency fundraising campaign for $ 5 million for immediate and long-term relief and recovery efforts. The non-profit organization – which employs 62 full-time Haitian staff in the country, including doctors, nurses and program directors – has already provided on-site assistance to the Haitian people. Long-time supporter of Hope for Haiti, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation helped launch the campaign with a first $ 1 million to agree.
“Every time Bob and I visit Haiti, I am struck by the incredible spirit and the resilience of the Haitian people, ”said the President and Creative Executive Director of PXG Apparel Renee parsons. “Now, more than ever, they need our help. Haiti is a trusted source and perfectly positioned to provide the critical support we need now. “
The recent disaster comes after a few extremely difficult years for Haitian families who, in addition to the recent COVID-19 epidemic, have suffered political and civil unrest, as well as food, water and economic insecurity. For over 30 years, Hope for Haiti worked in the south Haiti to revitalize and empower local leaders and provide access to clean water, health care, education and economic opportunities.
“Our entire organization is overwhelmed by the incredible generosity of the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. They have been a trusted partner for over a decade, and it is their past support to our work and our team, especially our healthcare programs, that has made our organization uniquely qualified to respond to this. disaster ”, declared the CEO of Hope for Haiti Skyler Badenoch. “Their gift today of $ 1 million to support our $ 5 million The goal will allow us to provide relief, support and continued assistance to Haitian families and our more than 60 partners in the great south of Haiti. “
With over 30 years of experience in emergency preparedness and response in the south Haiti, Hope Haiti is well positioned to provide instant and long-term assistance. The organization took great care to use the lessons learned from its response to the 2010 earthquake, from Haiti The cholera outbreak, Hurricane Matthew and the spread of COVID-19 to develop a short-term (three months) and long-term (24 months) response to this disaster. The $ 5 million campaign will aim at the following objectives:
Buy, import and distribute medicines, medical supplies, medical equipment and PPE to support more than 38 governmental, non-governmental and private medical partners.
Provide 50,000 health consultations including medication / supplies, referrals and health education for children, parents and grandparents at Hope for from Haiti infirmary and through mobile clinics run by Haitian doctors and nurses.
Rubble removal and rehabilitation of homes, schools, sanitary blocks and health facilities in 24 rural and urban communities by recruiting and hiring only local Haitian construction companies and workers.
Distribute 15,000 home water filtration systems to families in rural and urban areas who do not have access to safe drinking water and are at risk of contracting water-borne diseases such as Giardia, E. coli, cholera and other parasites.
Provide 1,000 micro-grants, 20 loans, financial literacy classes and digital currency training to teachers and micro, small and medium enterprises with the support of blockchain-enabled cash transfers.
“Following this recent earthquake, Haiti is facing an extreme crisis with countless injuries and damage to homes, schools and critical infrastructure, ”said Bob Parsons, Founder and CEO of PXG. Haiti was quick to respond, with boots on the ground, providing the Haitian people with the support they desperately need. “
Hope Haiti is the leading non-profit organization focused on comprehensive poverty reduction, healthcare and education in Southern Haiti. The organization has a four-star rating of Charity browser and is recognized as a Platinum Level Partner by the GuideStar Exchange. Hope Haiti was also named one of the Charity Navigator Top 10 humanitarian aid organizations. To find out more or make a donation, visit www.hopeforhaiti.com.
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