Save the Children Races to Children & Families

by Save the Children Federation
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Summary

Your donation is urgently needed to help Save the Children support Haitian children and families affected by the catastrophic earthquake.
$181,419
total raised
1,072
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Save the Children staff on the scene estimate that children may make up 2 million of the 3 million people affected in Port-au-Prince and surrounding communities. Staff also report that roughly 50 percent of all homes have been damaged or destroyed. Power is out, there is no running water, and streets are blocked by rubble. Reports also are being received of significant damage to the nearby communities of Jacmel, Leogane, Petite Goave and Grande Goave.

Solution

Local Save the Children staff in Port-au- Prince are conducting rapid assessments on foot & motorcycle in and around hardhit neighborhoods of the city;on Jan14 our first international response team arrived in Port-au-Prince to begin response efforts.

Long-Term Impact

Save the Children has committed to a five-year Build Back Better initiative, which will take us from the relief and recovery phase to working with families to rebuild their communities.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.savethechildren.org
Save the Children website

Organization Information

Save the Children Federation

Location: Fairfield, CT - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.savethechildren.org
Project Leader:
Megan McLain
Manager, Corporate Partnerships
Westport, CT 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.
   

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