Our non-profit partners are always doing good. In light of the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew, several of our partners have stepped up to provide support and supplies to people affected by the hurricane.
We hope that you send support to our non-profit friends in the thick of the Hurricane. Here's a list of our partners and what each of them are providing for families in need. Please take a moment to read through their efforts and support by clicking on the various links.
Save the Children
Save the Children has staff pre-positioned in Florida ready to immediately assess the most urgent needs, especially as they relate to children. They are also making preparations to set up child-friendly spaces in shelters to provide critical care for children and families.
In Haiti, Save the Children deployed an Emergency Health Unit, staffed by doctors and health experts from around the world focusing on Cholera prevention and basic health services, setting up "child-friendly spaces" to provide children a safe space, and stockpiling non-food items including hygiene kits, baby items, household kits, mosquito nets and jerry cans, which will be used in coming days.
Compassion International is providing support through in-country church partners (who run the child development centers) to distribute relief aid to beneficiaries and their families. They have 73 church partners who are temporarily closed due to damage; however, the staff of those child development centers will be working to locate each child beneficiary, to determine their status and then to deliver aid needed.
Thousands of Red Cross volunteers and workers are opening evacuation shelters and coordinating relief operations to deliver hope and help to people impacted by Hurricane Matthew across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Convoy of Hope
The Convoy of Hope team was pre-positioned in Florida prior to Hurricane Matthew working with local partners in the area immediately after the storm passed to distribute food, water and supplies to affected residents. They are also working with partners in South Carolina to distribute supplies to families in need.
Soles4Souls acts as second wave responders but they need your help. They provide new shoes and clothing to those in need and used shoes and clothing to help entrepreneurs generate income to provide for their families.
Help them mobilize product now so they can provide the most effective and appropriate response to partners on the ground as efficiently as possible.
Haiti Partners is responding to Hurricane Matthew through small grants to help the families of staff, school students, and Micah Scholars who suffered significant loss. In addition, they will make small grants to help families who weren’t hit directly by the worst of the hurricane, but suffered from this storm because their homes are inadequate or were never properly rebuilt after the 2010 earthquake, leaving them particularly vulnerable to bad weather.
Click here to donate to Haiti Partners' Hurricane Matthew Relief efforts.