World Concern is responding directly to aid families affected by Hurricane Sandy in Haiti, where more than 50 people lost their lives and 18,000 families are left homeless by this historic storm. In the U.S., we're responding through partner organizations and local churches to reach families in need with emergency assistance.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Hurricane Sandy swiped Haiti as a category 1 hurricane, causing widespread flooding and devastation, before turning north toward the East Coast of the U.S. The massive storm crippled the already struggling Caribbean nation of Haiti. 18,000 families (about 100,000 people) were left homeless. Fears of a food crisis are spreading as 70% of crops were destroyed by flood waters in Southern Haiti. As it slammed into the U.S., it claimed the lives of 45 people, and destroyed homes and possessions.
How will this project solve this problem?
World Concern is responding directly in our project areas of Haiti to aid families affected by the disaster. In the U.S., we're responding through partner organizations and local churches to reach people with emergency assistance. After initial urgent needs are met, we'll begin repairing and rebuilding homes and schools in Haiti damaged by flooding. We'll also provide small business grants to those whose businesses and livelihoods were destroyed.
Potential Long Term Impact
Having a stable, safe place to live, and the ability to earn income is a vital initial step in helping people get back on their feet. Families who lost homes and livelihoods will receive assistance to rebuild.
Total Funding Received to Date: $8,236
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $8,236 . The original project funding goal was $7,500.