HAITI EMERGENCY: donate now to save lives
Help is needed NOW to save lives. We have been working with HERF for years and they are entirely accountable to those with the least. Please answer their call ASAP and forward it to your networks.
Many thanks for your generosity, Sara Callaway, Selma James, Nina Lopez and Didi Rossi
HERF - HAITI EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND
As we write this, Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, killing at least 900 people and leaving thousands without shelter or food. The hurricane has devastated the city of Les Cayes and many villages in the Southwestern part of the country, destroying crops and livestock and reversing the gains in food production made by women’s agricultural cooperatives and other local farmers. The torrential rains and winds have also hit the capital, Port-au-Prince. With massive flooding comes the increased danger of water-borne diseases, particularly cholera (brought to Haiti by UN troops), which has already reached epidemic proportions.
We ask that all friends of Haiti donate as much as they can to the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund. Your donations will go directly to grassroots organizations in Haiti which are saving lives by helping people on the ground access water, food and shelter, and reconstructing their lives. Unlike the big NGOs which were accused of profiteering from the billions donated by a generous public after the earthquake, HERF pays no wages and takes no cut. All our work is done by volunteers and all the money we collect goes directly to those who need it, starting with women – the primary caregivers in every community.
The hurricane hit Haiti just days before the recalled October 9th elections were due to take place. People had worked very hard for over a year, risking their lives to demand free and fair elections after the 2015 electoral results were declared fraudulent. Elections have now been postponed. Popular organizations in Haiti are hard at work trying to ensure that families and communities can survive and rebuild, and that when a new election date is set every vote counts and is counted.
This is a critical time for all friends of Haiti to step up our solidarity. Please donate on line HERE
All donations are tax-deductible.
Thank you so much for your generous support,
Haiti Emergency Relief Fund Board of Directors:
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID# 94-3249753
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