The people of Haiti need your help. Yesterday, a 7.0 earthquake devastated the capital city of Port-au-Prince, leaving hundreds of thousands of our southern neighbors in dire need. Trees, Water & People (TWP) has established an Emergency Earthquake Relief Fund for Haiti to help the millions of victims in this shockingly poor country.
According to Haiti’s Prime Minister, more than 100,000 people are feared dead due to this major earthquake that rocked the capital on Tuesday afternoon, sending aftershocks that are still battering the country. Many of the capital’s 3 million people are now homeless, as their houses have collapsed into rubble. Gravely injured people are sitting in the streets with nowhere else to go. The epicenter of the quake was only 10 short miles from the capital, so homes, office buildings, and even the U.N. Headquarters have been flattened to the ground. Many of the poor in this mountainous city by the sea lived on the hillsides in sub-standard housing that slid down the steep slopes when the earthquake hit.
TWP has been working in Haiti for the last three years with our Haitian partner, the Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT) on projects of reforestation, improved cooking stoves, and clean drinking water. AMURT also has extensive experience in emergency relief.
Today, we are asking you to donate what you can to help the vulnerable people and country of Haiti. Your gift of any amount will enable TWP and AMURT to provide nourishing food, clean water, and critical medical supplies to victims so they can survive this disaster and overcome the difficult times that follow. Be assured that every penny of your contribution will go directly to these efforts – no processing or administration fees will be taken by TWP.
Thank you for caring and giving what you can. We hope that you will keep the people of Haiti in your thoughts and prayers during this time of intense tragedy and in the years of rebuilding and recovery ahead.