Provide Disaster Health Kits for Maria Survivors

by MAP International Vetted since 2012

Summary

As individuals throughout the Caribbean rebuild their lives from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, MAP International is sending thousands of Disaster Health Kits (DHK) to help those who are without power and water. People exposed to floodwater are at risk for skin rashes, conjunctivitis, and ear and throat illnesses. DHKs include essential hygiene items to help prevent the spread of illness and disease. They include antiseptic wipes, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, and other vital health items.

$490
total raised
10
donors
0
monthly donors
11
months

Challenge

Thousands have been displaced from their homes throughout Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Flooding and disasters put children, the elderly and disabled at increased risk for health issues. Many already have compromised immune systems making them more susceptible to illness. Individuals exposed to flood waters are at risk for skin rashes, conjunctivitis, and ear and throat illnesses. Disaster Health Kits help prevent the spread of illness by providing vital health items

Solution

MAP International is sending Disaster Health Kits to serve the people displaced by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. These kits include antiseptic wipes, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, a washcloth and other essential items that help prevent the spread of illness. Each kit is designed to help meet the needs of one person for approximately one week.

Long-Term Impact

Contaminated water and poor hygiene are negatively affecting the health of people living throughout Puerto Rico. Prolonged power and water outages cause unhealthy sanitary conditions and impact a person's ability to fight off illness. Providing Disaster Health Kits (DHK) to these individuals offers items that assist in the prevention of illness and disease. MAP International has sent over 2000 DHKs to be distributed throughout the country but needs thousands more to reach its goal of 20,000 kits

Resources

http:/​/​www.map.org/​
Help Hurricane Maria survivors in Puerto Rico

Organization Information

MAP International

Location: Brunswick, GA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.map.org/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @MAPIntl
Project Leader:
Beth Hodges
Senior Marketing Specialist
Brunswick, GA United States

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

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