Saturday, September 06, 2008

ERD helps Haiti recover from Hurricana Hanna

Episcopal Relief and Development, which has the highest possible rating from Charity Navigator, has sent out the following fundraising request for the sound thrashing Haiti recieved from Hurricane Hanna.

As we begin to assess damage from Hurricane Gustav in the Gulf Coast, and work with our partners in Louisiana and Mississippi to provide electric generators, food and water to those returning home, a new storm has already hit the Caribbean.

Tropical Storm Hanna has stalled over Haiti, devastating the country, dumping torrential rains that have caused massive flooding, isolated whole communities, and left many dead.

Episcopal Relief & Development’s partners in the Diocese of Haiti are overwhelmed. Homes and offices are under water. Staff members are taking refuge on roofs. Power lines are down and communication sporadic.

We are working to quickly get essential relief supplies to victims of the storm. Water, food and materials for shelter are all in short supply, and are urgently needed.

Please support this lifesaving work today by contributing to our Hurricane Relief Fund. Your help is essential at this critical time.

Haiti and other countries in the Caribbean have been battered repeatedly over the last few weeks. Hurricane Gustav devastated crops and left many dead in its wake. Now continuous rains are causing mass mudslides along Haiti’s deforested hillsides. In Port au Prince, strong winds have taken down most of the city’s remaining trees. And with Hurricanes Ike and Josephine brewing in the Atlantic, we know that the worst is far from over.

Please support our Hurricane Relief Fund so that we can help devastated communities in which we work -- be they in Haiti and other parts of the Caribbean, or here at home -- prepare for disaster before it strikes.

And with your help, we’ll also provide the resources, materials and expertise required to rebuild after storms hit.

Please click here to contribute to our Hurricane Relief Fund today.

Be as generous as you can, and please join me in praying for all those touched by these powerful storms.

Yours faithfully,
Robert W. Radtke
President

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