Hurricane Matthew, the Caribbean’s worst storm in nearly a decade, hit Haiti on Oct. 5th and a few days later made landfall in the United States. The impact on both Haiti and the United States was vast. 1.4 million Haitian people were in immediate need of humanitarian assistance, more than 40% were children. In addition, 3 million coastal US residents were evacuated from their homes.
Because of generous donors like you affected families in 11 different communities were provided with food, water, tarps, and hygiene kits. Our Feed the Children team in Haiti are continuing to assess the long term community needs.
In addition, your support made it possible for 15 semitrucks caring water, personal care items, and food to reach families affected in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.
Because of people like you thousands of families impacted by the devastating Hurricane Matthew were provided with food, much needed essentials, and hope! Give now to help prepare for tomorrows disasters today.
Gerlyn is an 8 year old girl living in The Philippines. Her father is a fisherman, but makes less than $100 a month. Her mother does odd jobs, such as cleaning shells or helping seaweed farmers, to earn money for the family. At times the food runs out, which creates sadness and sickness in Gerlyn’s family.
The good news is for the first time ever, this family now has their own toilet! They are especially thankful for something we all take for granted. This much needed essential provides a much better home life for her family.
There’s even more good news! Because of sponsors just like you, her school provides a feeding program that gives Gerlyn nutritious meals. She is being fed because of you.
Gerlyn and her family are extremely grateful for the programs and benefits sponsors like you provide. We believe education is the first step out of poverty and you have provided great assistance to help children like Gerlyn. Thanks to you, children like Gerlyn receive much needed school supplies, good nutritious meals, and access to clean water to wash their hands and brush their teeth. Your sponsorship also provides shoes to these children in need.
We are grateful for sponsors like you who are changing the world for the better…one child at a time.