Dear pastors, missionaries, chaplains and friends,
Steve Jones here… The death toll in south western Haiti after Hurricane Matthew defies the imagination. Reports speak of close to 1,000 people being killed in the immediate hours of the 200+ km/h winds. Entire roads, bridges, houses, farmers’ fields and livestock were swept away. Hunger will surely become an even more pronounced issue in Haiti in the months to come as the banana and plantain crops were pulverized. With the difficulty in finding clean water, the number of cholera cases has increased and is expected to rise.
As a Fellowship of Churches, our collective eye was already focused on Haiti as our Hungry Stomachs appeal aims to increase the self-sustainability of the Salem Christian Academy feeding program in Dondon. Although the school is not located in one of the worst hit regions, major crops have been wiped out by the hurricane, and the need for food security across Haiti is magnified.
In response to this crisis caused by Hurricane Matthew, we seek to address the need in Haiti through both our Hurricane Relief and Hungry Stomachs appeals. Please consider giving prayerfully and generously to one or both of these appeals.
For more information or to donate to Haiti: Hurricane Relief appeal click HERE
For more information or to donate to Haiti: Hungry Stomachs project click HERE
Have a blessed week,