Help Hurricane Sandy Survivors Rebuild

by World Concern
Vetted

Summary

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.
$8,236
total raised
40
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

World Concern's Hurricane Sandy Response
World Concern's Disaster Lifeline

Organization Information

World Concern

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.worldconcern.org
Project Leader:
Cathy Herholdt
Seattle, WA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

Still want to help?

Support another project run by World Concern that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.