HHRD USA Emergency Relief Team on ground working in Haiti as Hurricane Matthew Devastates an Entire Region
DETROIT, Oct. 6, 2016 — Hurricane Matthew has devastated Haiti with over 100 lives lost, leaving more than 15,600 displaced, and more than 350,000 needing immediate assistance.
Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD)’s Emergency Response Team is now in Haiti and a Medical Team is prepping to go to serve the victims. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, volunteer doctors from USA and other countries worked round the clock in HHRD rotational clinics. Medical Clinics in 59 different locations served more than 15,000 earthquake victims; vaccinations were provided to hundreds of men, women, & children. Over $175,000 worth of medication were administered.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, HHRD is doing food package distributions in Haiti containing Bottled Water, Rice, Beans, Cooking Oil, Fish Cans, Sugar, Spaghetti, and Milk. Each Food Package is worth $50, and has food enough for a week for a family of five. After making further needs assessment, HHRD field teams from Haiti will be sending more lists of things needed to serve the victims.
Heavy rains and flooding makes way for water borne diseases like malaria and cholera. There is immense need for assistance in Haiti as the emergency crisis situation escalates. www.HHRD.Org/Haiti
HHRD was one of the first Muslim organizations to be in Haiti, after the catastrophic earthquake of 2010. HHRD responded by providing food, clean water, and medical assistance in the emergency phase. HHRD continued its long term rehabilitation efforts by building a shelter village consisting of 102 permanent shelters, 338 supporting orphans, supplying clean water to neglected communities in remote areas and building a water well in the town of Miragoane.
Also every year students from the U.S. travel to take part in HHRD supported activities to help the people of Haiti and learn about the importance of serving humanity through the HHRD Youth for Haiti program.
ICNA Relief USA, an HHRD sister organization, is preparing to assist the evacuees of Hurricane Matthew in Florida, the Carolinas, and Georgia here in the United States.
Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) is a top 4-Star Charity Navigator NGO. HHRD is member of Inter-Action. It is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization. Tax ID# 31-1628040. HHRD is a registered International NGO with field teams in Mexico, Haiti, Kosovo, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Kenya, Jordan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Philippines, Nepal, and Burma. www.HHRD.Org
Source: Helping Hand for Relief and Development
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