When monstrous Hurricane Matthew smashed Haiti’s south coast, local priests, nuns and Catholic ministry leaders were stunned by the catastrophic damage it left behind. Streets became rivers. Key bridges and roads were washed away. High winds destroyed homes and businesses, and important livestock and agricultural projects literally disappeared.
In the days since the killer storm hit, tragic reports continue to come in. Hundreds of deaths have been confirmed – and those numbers are growing. Thousands have lost their homes, and supplies of food have begun to run low. Many priests and nuns also fear what the future may bring. They see children suffering from hunger and exposure, and they know cholera and other disaster-related illnesses could soon add new hardships for the poor.
Cross Catholic Outreach is moving rapidly to counter the disastrous impact of Hurricane Matthew. We are working with our Catholic partners in Haiti to get shipments of food, medicines and other commodities into the hardest hit areas as quickly and effectively as possible. Already, thousands of meals and important shipments of medicines are in Haiti and being routed to in-country Catholic partners perfectly poised to reach those in greatest need at the fastest speed.
This is an important first step, but we need your financial help to achieve our greater goals. Please – give generously to support our Haiti relief effort today!
Large or small, every gift to Cross Catholic Outreach’s disaster relief fund will have a profound impact in Haiti, and the food, medicines and other resources you sponsor will be provided in Jesus Christ’s name so our Lord will be glorified!