Donate for Haiti: Responding to the Earthquake

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An elderly woman who calls herself Jermeus poses for a photo in front of the hospital destroyed by the earthquake in Fleurant, Haiti, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, three days after the 7.2-magnitude quake hit the island nation. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit Haiti on August 14, 2021. Its people need your help. To date, over 2,200 people have died with many still missing. More than 12,200 have been injured and close to 50,000 families rendered homeless.

A network of Jesuit international development organizations and mission offices has launched a global fundraising effort to support Jesuit relief efforts in Haiti. The funds will be used by local Jesuit partners, including Foi et Joie and Service Jésuite aux Migrants, to support the two regions most affected by the earthquake and tropical storm Grace – Sud and Grand’Anse. With a Foi et Joie school and a Jesuit parish in these regions, a Jesuit Bishop Rev. Gontrand Décoste in the affected diocese of Jérémie, and many Haitian Jesuits born and raised in this part of the country, the Jesuits know the area and its people well.

Response will take place in two phases: emergency relief and recovery.

  • During the emergency relief phase, partners will organize to distr
  • ibute clothing, food, household goods and hygiene products to meet the most immediate basic needs of the population.
  • In the recovery phase of this disaster, Jesuit organizations will implement mid-to-long-term strategies focused on the reconstruction of homes and schools, and helping people rebuild their lives.

Please support our Jesuit partners on the ground as they help the people of Haiti. Donate to any of our organizations listed above so we can all help the people of Haiti recover from the latest natural disaster to hit the country.

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Please support our Jesuit partners on the ground as they help the people of Haiti. Donate to any of the members of the Xavier Network listed below so we can all help the people of Haiti recover from the latest natural disaster to hit the country.


Originally written and published by Xavier Network