Thank you again for your generous donation to the GlobalGiving Relief Fund for Haiti Earthquake. As always, we’re committed to keeping you updated on how your donations have been used to help in the recovery effort for people in Haiti. In this report we will be highlighting two of the organizations that are working on the ground with your support.
Architecture for Humanity and their project is Earthquakes Don’t Kill; Buildings Do: REBUILD HAITI. Architecture for Humanity has responded to the crisis in Haiti with Earthquakes Don’t Kill; Buildings Do: REBUILD HAITI – a long term rebuilding plan that has designed, developed, and implemented community centers, schools and sustainable housing.
Recently, Architecture for Humanity begun its Education through the Arts program focused on civic arts. They believe that the rebuilding of Haiti is essential, but so is remembering its history. The cultural past and present of Haiti cannot be forgotten as the country builds for future generations. As a result, the REBUILD Haiti project has instituted the civic arts program. The civic arts program will engage schools to teach students about the impact civic art has on a community.
Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance (VIDA) has also been working on the ground to bring Medical Supplies for Hospitals in Haiti. Immediately following the devastating earthquake, VIDA took action to ensure that medical supplies were delivered to Haiti.
Recognizing the great need that has persisted the past two years, VIDA has not only sought to bring medical aid to Cayes Jacmel, but they have now expanded their reach. Gymboree made a generous donation of $100,000 in children’s clothing to the city. Also, VIDA has sent over $50,000 in respiratory supplies. For every $1 collected, VIDA is able to send $150 in aid.
Architecture for Humanity and VIDA are continuing to assist Haiti with their rebuilding efforts through the people of Haiti. Connecting with people on the ground is essential because each community is unique and must be looked at individually. Both of these organizations have accomplished grassroots-level work.
Thank you for your generous donation to the GlobalGiving Relief Fund for Haiti Earthquake, which supports the people of Haiti and the work of GlobalGiving partner organizations like Architecture for Humanity and VIDA.
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