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Dec 11, 2014

End of the year Hurricane Sandy rebuilding

Photo courtesy of Architecture for Humanity
Photo courtesy of Architecture for Humanity

Two years ago on October 29, Hurricane Sandy struck parts of the United States and the Caribbean.  While some have been able to recover and return to their normal lives, many are still trying to piece back what used to be of their lives. GlobalGiving, as well as our partner organizations working to help these Hurricane Sandy victims, would like to send our warmest gratitude for your continued support over these years!

Architecture for Humanity has been on the recovery scene for the Tri-State area two years out from Hurricane Sandy. They have been able to support and provide resources to more property owners, organizations, and municipalities to create sustainable, adapted, resilient, and timeless homes, businesses, and communities.  Architecture for Humanity has been able to collaborate with new partner organizations to work towards their common goal: assist the people who live and work around New York City and the Tri-State area to create a more resilient network of communities for generations to come.

Prior to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Baby Buggy was primarily focused on providing essential items for impoverished families in the New York City area. With Hurricane Sandy affecting many of the families in their programs, Baby Buggy was able to shift some of their gears to tremendously help those already vulnerable families to rebuild their lives. They have been able to provide air purifiers and air mattresses to families whose homes were flooded and covered in mold,  provide school supplies and clothing to children in Early Head Start programs who were finally able to return to new classrooms after years of rebuilding, and supply diapers to newborns whose first time moms lost everything in the storm. Baby Buggy has made a conscious effort to remind the communities that they work in that the survivors of the storm will not be forgotten as they take time to recover from the disaster.

Global Links has been working in Santiago, Cuba in order to provide additional support and funding to improve the healthcare infrastructure as the town continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy. Their focus has been on supplying the operating rooms with anesthesia machines and surgical beds, providing patient wards with beds and mattresses and bringing microscopes and testing equipment to their labs. They have already made plans to continue this improvement process in order to have a long term, sustainable solution for healthcare.

The holiday season is not only the season of giving, but also a time to give thanks. We thank you for your generous donations as we support the recovery work that continues in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Happy Holidays!

Photo courtesy of Baby Buggy
Photo courtesy of Baby Buggy
Photo courtesy of Global Links
Photo courtesy of Global Links
Dec 11, 2014

Continuing support in Haiti!

Photo courtesy of Lambi Fund of Haiti
Photo courtesy of Lambi Fund of Haiti

As the cold weather sets in and we begin to spend time with family and friends during this holiday season, we want to take the time out to thank you for your support for those living in Haiti after the earthquake of 2010. Our partner organizations are still committed to rebuilding a stronger Haiti, and it is thanks to you that they can continue to perform their great work!

As the Lambi Fund of Haiti celebrates their 20th year of working closely with organizations in rural Haiti, they continue with their rebuilding efforts in Haiti after the earthquake. The executive director of the Lambi Fund of Haiti, Marie Marthe Saint Cyr, shares her experience and acknowledgement of the incredible work that has been done thus far to rebuild their community. “I walked the streets of Port-Au-Prince and there were many signs indicating a movement towards rebuilding Haiti physically;  especially the addition of 700 kilometers of roads, some paved,  some unpaved, spilling a rising cloud of dust for miles and muds when the rain falls.” They are working hard to continue with long term, stable results in the communities so they can withstand major crises.

Since the earthquake in 2010 and in partnership with the Haitian Ministry of Health, Partners in Health has been able to work diligently towards the construction of University Hospital in Mirebalais. The University Hospital has been able to provide advanced health care while training Haiti’s next generation of health professionals, as well as drive economic growth for the region. The economic activity that the hospital has cultivated has sparked new businesses to not only further develop the economic development in the community, but bolster spirits of the people.

We send our deepest appreciation to you during this holiday season for your continued support for the people of Haiti who continue to rebuild their community after the earthquake.

Photo courtesy of Partners in Health
Photo courtesy of Partners in Health
Dec 5, 2014

Project of the Month Update: December 2014

December POMC

Here in D.C. we had our first snow last week, and our office has just been decorated for the holidays! There’s no denying: it’s now December. We are in the final month of 2014, and it really has been a great year. As the Project of the Month Club, you’ve come together to give more than $65,720 this year! This is truly remarkable!

Last month, you and 190 other club members donated $6,427 to Move For Hunger to“Help Us Fight Hunger in America.” Your support helped to coordinate food drives, enhance collection capacity and add new partners!

This month your donations will go to Dream A Dream’s project, “Empowering Vulnerable Young People with Life Skills.” This project reaches out to 4,000 youth in Bangalore, India to provide quality educational programming, including sports, arts, and mentoring.

Vishal from Dream a Dream was so excited to learn that his project was chosen. “Thank you very much indeed,” he said. “This is absolutely fantastic news. We are delighted to be selected. The universe has mysterious ways to demonstrate its support and encourage us to go on in our work and your support comes at a time when we most needed it. The support will help 100 young people from the most vulnerable communities in Bangalore, India to attend a 4-day experiential camp that will help them develop the critical Life Skills needed to overcome adversities in their life and learn to make healthy life choices as they enter adolescence. It is a strong validation for our work and we are deeply grateful for your support.”

 

From us and from all of the people you have helped this year, thank you! See you in 2015!

Warmly,

Mari and the team at GlobalGiving

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