Thanks to Mission of Hope's arrival yesterday with a boatload of food for Jeremie, we were able to start distributing supplies today! 6000 pounds of food and supplies were distributed today in the city of Jeremie to provide relief to the suffering people in the city. We are so happy to be working in partnership with other missions in the area, and excited to get another 6000 pounds distributed to our Te Wouj, Kolimo and Des Champs areas tomorrow.
Tin for roofs is scarce, and one of the biggest immediate needs to make other houses livable again. Our team at HBM bought what they could find today to begin distributing it in our community. They plan to give 25 pieces of tin to each family toward roof repair and replacement, which costs $125 per roof. If you would like to "donate a roof" toward this cause, simply click here, choose "Hurricane Matthew Relief" and write "Roof" in the comments box.
We also have a praise report that our first grade teacher at Te Wouj and wife of our Te Wouj Church pastor, Madam Marc Lapais had her baby this past week! Both baby boy and mother are well! We have been praying hard for her this week that her hurricane baby would arrive safely with no complications for either. God is already working and facilitating new life in our community!
What can you do to help?
- Pray. Please continue to pray for the safety of our staff, students and the people of Jeremie. Pray for the travel and relief coordination efforts of our leaders.
- Donate. You can donate to the relief effort by clicking here choosing the donate button and choosing "Hurricane Matthew Relief" from the donation menu to help us in the relief effort. This is the biggest thing that can be done, as we know the big needs and can minister more effectively with the means to do so.
- We ask that you continue to desist contacting Haitian staff and our leaders who just arrived in Haiti. It is imperative that any communication they have is with other HBM staff to coordinate relief efforts. Anyone with questions or requests can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (photo credit from Michael Capponi)