When rushing water of the River Gris, overflowing with rain from Hurricane Matthew, washed away Sarditren Dete’s and Antovan Enit’s houses and possessions, it destroyed their livelihoods too.
“Yesterday we lost everything: our chickens, our pig, and our garden. This is how I eat, this is how I feed my children, this is how I keep them safe at night,” said Dete.
MCC is accepting donations to support our response to the damage that Category 4 Hurricane Matthew has caused in Haiti. MCC is already responding with relief kits, blankets and pure water tablet distributions to women like Dete and Enit, who are displaced. In addition, an MCC disaster assessment team is in the Artibonite Valley, where high winds and flooding caused significant damage and heightened cholera concerns.
MCC's sister organization Mennonite Disaster Service responds to disasters in the U.S. Visit their website to find out about their response in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.
We will continue to provide updates here and on our Facebook page as more information is available.