In the early morning of August 14, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the southern peninsula of Haiti. Felt across the entire country, the earthquake destroyed homes, schools, churches and businesses. Access to food, water, electricity, communication and transportation is critically difficult.
Further exacerbating the humanitarian crisis, Tropical Storm Grace hit the island two days later. All of this comes in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the turmoil that followed the recent assassination of Haiti’s president.
Please keep the people of Haiti in your prayers as these are very trying times for so many.
PWS&D is in contact with our partners in Haiti. They are located in areas away from the epicentre of the earthquake, where the main damage occurred. Some are assisting with first aid medical assistance. We are planning to respond through partners at Canadian Foodgrains Bank and ACT Alliance.
Immediate needs include:
- Food and water
- Tents and tarps, temporary shelter and emergency power generators
- Hygiene kits, clothing and first aid supplies
Accessing health care is also a challenge, as many health facilities were already struggling to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click below to support PWS&D’s response to the Haiti crisis. You can also make a gift through your church, by mailing a cheque or by calling 1-800-619-7301 x291. Please mark your donation “Haiti Crisis.”