Love A Child just distributed more of our interlocking and stackable WaterBrick water and food storage containers in their new Miracle Village in the town of Fond Parisien outside of Port-Au-Prince. Some earthquake survivors, in the Love A Child Miracle Village, have moved into their newly built homes but many are still living in tents as you can see in the picture attached.
When explaining the need for clean water containers, like WaterBrick, Sherry Burnette with Love A Child said, “this is especially important now since we have a huge Cholera epidemic here in Haiti”. However, Sherry said that, “this time we packed each WaterBrick with macaroni, oatmeal and cereal” but the families can reuse WaterBrick’s for water and food for many years to come. When giving them to children, Sherry also noted that, “these WaterBricks are easy for small children to carry to their home or their hut”.
Since the Haiti earthquake on January 12th of last year, we continue to raise donations to provide clean WaterBrick water and food containers, 8,400 distributed so far, and have provided 3,500 gallons of bleach and chlorine to help fight the Cholera outbreak. To date, over 3,400 people have died due to the Cholera outbreak and it actually accelerated in December so the need is still great.
Your continued support is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions and would like to contact us directly, e-mail us at email@example.com or call us at 877-420-9283.
Here is a speech update of WaterBrick's involvement and continued assessment of the needs in Haiti. This speech was given at TEDx Peachtree on November 5, 2010 in Atlanta. TED is a great world-wide non-profit organization that hosts day long local events, called TEDx, featuring speakers that have "Ideas Worth Spreading". We were asked to keep it under 10 minutes so we focused on the main points over the 10 months we have been involved. Check out our speech update at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlVh_YJ3Mb8.
For any questions or new ideas on how we can create partnerships and provide help in Haiti, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as we welcome your feedback. As an example, we have partnered with Global Giving, Love A Child, Dow Chemical, and Brenntag. Brenntag just answered our call by providing 2,700 gallons of bleach (in addition to our bleach donation of 1,000 gallons) to help stop the cholera outbreak for example. We are in the process of creating partnerships with Clean the World, Partners in Health and MAP International to create synergy that accelerates help for the many needs in Haiti.
Have ideas that could help us in our Haiti efforts? Reach out and let us know your thoughts at email@example.com.
WaterBrick has partnered with Love A Child, a non-profit Christian Humanitarian Organization, that has been helping in Haiti since 1991. While there relationships will certainly make it easier to pass through the red tape of importing goods, the bigger benefit is that they are a trusted Haiti distribution source to get our donated goods to those in need. To learn more about the wonderful work that this organization does everyday, go to http://www.loveachild.com/.
In response to the recent cholera outbreak, WaterBrick has donated 1,000 gallons of bleach to Love A Child to distribute to be used as a disinfectant to stop this outbreak. We are actively contacting corporate donors to increase this donation of bleach through Love A Child and your help would be appreciated through contacts you may have so let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. As of this November 11th report, More than 80 people have died in the last 24 hours across the country, according to the health ministry, taking the death toll to 724. Hurricane Tomas has magnified the problem in recent days causing this outbreak to reach Port-Au-Prince putting at risk the millions living in tent cities. For more information on this story, go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11736833. Dirty drinking containers reused out of the garbage dumps is one cause for the spread of cholera and is why it is so important for us to continue providing clean drinking containers. Dr. Claude Surena, the head of the Haiti Medical Association, told us personally when we were in Haiti that they would need at minimum 250,000 containers.
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