Tuesday, November 13, 2012

CMMB: Help Hurricane Sandy's most vulnerable victims in Haiti

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When Hurricane Sandy struck Haiti, the storm was merciless. It started raining on October 23, and didn’t stop for four days. I witnessed it firsthand I was there, visiting some of our partners and the people we help. When I returned to New York, I met Sandy again. Seeing such devastation is heartbreaking. But we know that God is present in all things, and I believe that God is present in the outpouring of support that has followed this tragedy. 
Hurricane Sandy: Haiti
Above: a view of the massive flooding caused
by Hurricane Sandy.

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In Haiti, more than 60 people have died, 15 are still missing and more than 200,000 are homeless. An already vulnerable food system is now at greater risk because of the massive damage to crops, a result of the 20 inches of rain that fell in such a short period of time.

Substantial rains only increase the dangers of cholera, an already devastating concern to Haiti more than 600,000 Haitians are currently affected by cholera.

The South, South-east, Grand-Anse and West departments of Haiti were the areas impacted the most. Thankfully, CMMB works in every one of these departments. Our relationships with these communities puts us in an ideal position to assist in helping them get back on their feet.

Your support is critical! It sustains the vital programs we provide the people of Haiti primary health care, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS treatment, care, and prevention, malaria, and services for the disabled.  

Help us continue to provide the people of Haiti with the help they so desperately need.

Thank you and may God bless you for all the good that you do.

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Bruce Wilkinson
President & CEO
Catholic Medical Mission Board

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