Surveying the floods. Photo: Reuters
On Friday August 24th, Tropical Storm Isaac slammed into Haiti, bringing 60mph winds and torrential rain. Isaac flooded many parts of Port au Prince, flattened countless tents, affected 14,000 families, and killed at least four people.
Communications with Haiti are still difficult, so we don’t yet have all the details. But what we do know is that the school which houses the English in Mind Institute survived without damage, and that the children at the Hands Together to Defend (HTDC) orphanage weathered the storm safely in the home you helped them rent.
However, not all the news from Haiti today is so positive. Isaac destroyed the orphanage’s school, leaving the children in the orphanage’s care without anywhere to learn.
In the coming days we’ll gather information about the damage and what we’ll need to rebuild. As we learn more we’ll let you know.
While this is a discouraging blow, we know that together we can rebuild the orphanage school better than it was before. We hope that you’ll donate today or share this page with friends and family to let them know that while Isaac hit Haiti hard, we’re ready to rebuild.
Thanks so much for all you’ve given, and we’ll update you again soon.