Children's Hope Solidarity Team at MABE Orphanage -- Gressier, Haiti

Children's Hope Solidarity Team at MABE Orphanage -- Gressier, Haiti

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hurricane Matthew

Dear Friends,

Hurricane Matthew has caused the worst humanitarian 
crisis since the 2010 earthquake. We 
are very concerned 
for all 
those at risk in Haiti, especially those who live at sea level in
Cite Soleil, 
where the Lamp clinic, and SAKALA are located. 
Not only are families in these low lying areas 
most at risk, 
least likely 
to have access to food and clean water, they are also those least able to afford to evacuate. 

Now, a resurgence of cholera seems likely.

While we very much appreciate those who were able to 
come out to any of our "Haiti Solidarity 
Week" events last week,
we feel compelled to ask for your support again.

Thankfully, and because of you, we just sent Maco, our orphanage director back to Haiti with a power inverter and a generator for MABEorphanage; hopefully he can get through to Haiti from Florida.

However, if the Lamp Clinic and SAKALA survive this 
assault, they will also 
need our help more than ever as they serve the poorest of the poor and hardest hit.

If you possibly can send, even a little, to "Children's Hope" - it could mean so much. 

I just can't stand to think of any child there tonight, 
hunkered down in the cold and pouring rain,

fearful in the dark, with the storm stalled and swirling 
around them. Won't you please help, even just a dollar?

All ways and always, Leisa

Checks can be made out to:

Children's Hope

3025A Cambridge Road
Cameron Park, CA 95682

Below, is some of the news from the handicapped 
orphanage "Children's Hope" supports and 
Renee who manages

Photo of flooded streets in Port-au-Prince
Renee was able to send out a very short message around 1:50pm today. We have not heard from her or any of our other loved ones in Haiti since, most likely due to lack of power and internet. 

Cell phone service only working in about 20 second bursts very infrequently. Wind and rain is still bad in Jacmel. The wind was really wicked for a few hours mid morning to about 1PM. We are still holding out own at Wings, but wish this was over. It seems like it will be a long day followed by another long night.

The New York Times reports that one of the bridges on the road to Jacmel collapsed, cutting off transportation. Reports also indicate that Les Cayes, Guichard's home town, was hit particularly hard. 

Plantains, were unable to be harvested in time before the storm, which will undoubtedly contribute to a food shortage. Additionally, the storm destroyed avocado and banana trees, another major source of food and nutrition. 
Prof. Leisa Faulkner, Folsom Lake College
Executive Director, Children's Hope
3025 Cambridge Road #A
Cameron Park, CA 95682 USA

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