The eye of extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew made landfall near Les Angais in western Haiti at 7 a.m. EDT. (source: NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center)
So far, you have raised nearly $3,500 through Board Member Mari Partyka's fundraiser on Crowdrise! Here's where we've invested that money and where we will invest future donations to this fundraiser:
1. We made 300 extra pads. More than ever, women need sanitary supplies during disasters - health, safety, and dignity are our highest priorities.
2. Our partner in Haiti Projects, Cherie's trip to assess damages and transport emergency supplies - most importantly tarps and aquatabs. Aquatabs are water purifiers that are extremely effective in the field. Clean water is difficult to find in rural Haiti and the damage from Hurricane Matthew has worsened the condition.
3. We are assisting to repair roof damage for 13 employees. Three of them lost their roofs entirely. This will take time but by utilizing in-country sourced materials and labor, we're able to creating lasting investments in the local economy.