It has been 7 years since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010. This anniversary is particularly solemn because it falls exactly 100 days after the country was ravaged again, this time by Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 storm that ripped through the country on October 4th 2016.
Immediately after the Hurricane, CMMB focused on meeting emergency needs by assembling and distributing recovery kits to several thousand families. In addition to these kits, and in the aftermath of the hurricane, CMMB provided assistance in the following ways:
- Distributing water purfying tablets and investing in longer term, sustainable water solutions
- Providing fuel to power the hospital
- Gathering building materials to respond to the desperate need for shelter
Before the hurricane hit, CMMB was nearing completion of the Bishop Joseph Sullivan Center–a much needed hospital in Côtes-de-Fer. During the storm’s assault of southern Haiti, nearby survivors made their way to the hospital after their homes were destroyed. Despite still being under construction, it was designed to withstand powerful storms, and it proved it was up to the task during the hurricane’s fury. Although originally conceived as part of a plan to provide long-term healthcare solutions in one of the poorest communities on earth, we’re grateful that the hospital was instrumental in providing short term relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
Please help bring light to this dark and difficult anniversary by making a gift today. Your donation can help us finish construction of the hospital, provide clean water, and assist families in the rebuilding of their homes. Most importantly, it will help ensure the beginning of a new chapter for Haiti and her people.