Oregon helping hurricane victims in Haiti

Hurricanes Hurt Haiti Families
By Holt International, Eugene

Hurricane Ike hit Haiti like a one-eyed giant, without mercy and with full wild gusto. Children were already starving; families were already struggling to make ends meet in this island country of depleted soil and little natural food supply. The people of Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, had already suffered the blast of Hurricane Gustav and the rains of Hannah. But God is merciful through the Holy Spirit, even if nature cannot be. We ask you to join us in helping these poor families, in the name of Jesus: “I was hungry and you gave me food… I was a stranger and you took me in.” (Matthew 25:35)

Holt International works to help the poorest of the poor in Haiti. Single mothers and parents often make the difficult decision to relinquish a child because they are unable to provide adequate nutrition. In 2006 in conjunction with Rotary International and Rotary Clubs in Haiti and Florida, Holt launched Fanmi Ansanm (Family Together) centered in the village of Montrouis, north of Port-au-Prince and about a half hour from the Holt Fontana Village. The heavy rains and storm damage from three recent hurricanes have made it harder than ever for these single mothers and families to feed their children.

If you would like to help Holt International in its efforts to provide assistance to families in Haiti, click here. More on Holt’s work in Haiti.

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