Press Release

 

Haiti

The Haitian Consortium

shadow shadow

The Haitian Consortium

Launches Hurricane Relief for Haiti

                                                             

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 29, 2008

CONTACT:  Enock Gustave, Chairperson

206-312-7274

 

Orlando, FL -- The Haitian Consortium today announced the launch of an urgent hurricane relief effort for Haiti as conditions continue to worsen in the aftermath of Hurricanes Fay, Hanna, Gustav and Ike.

 

“Many towns are flooded and are in dire need of assistance. Transportation to and from flooded areas remain difficult, if not impossible, to access.  We must reach these areas with humanitarian aid immediately in order to save lives,” said Haitian Consortium Chairperson Enock Gustave,

 

The Haitian Consortium relief teams and development experts indicate that the storms affected more than 800,000 and left over 500 people killed and missing. Additionally, another 100,000 persons were left homeless or displaced. These conditions have exacerbated the extreme poverty in Haiti, causing immense shortages of food, water, clothing and other basic necessities.  The possible of the spread of disease is also a concern as unsanitary conditions prevail.

 

The Haitian Consortium’s visiting team and the Disaster Relief Committee have prepared a priority list of the food, medicine, water, clothing, hygienic supplies and other items that are needed to address the urgent, immediate relief effort in Haiti.  The list is available at immediate needs for Haiti. 

 

 “We urge you to visit the site and make a donation immediately.  We need to save lives and alleviate this large-scale human suffering,” Gustave added.

 

The donations will be deployed to Haiti with the assistance of the Haitian Shipping Line Inc, which has generously donated partial cargo space, according to Gustave.  “We are also appealing nonprofit organizations, humanitarian agencies, churches, schools and individuals to assist in its hurricane relief effort,” Gustave stated. 

 

The Haitian Consortium’s receiving department is open everyday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. for collecting donations:

 

Enock Gustave, Chairman

The Haitian Consortium:

5927 Anno Avenue Orlando, Florida, 32809 (USA)
Phone: 1-407-309-6999

  

 

Monetary gifts are urgently needed and can be sent to the same address. All donations are tax deductible.

 

For more information about The Haitian Consortium’s hurricane relief effort please visit immediate needs for Haiti. or call 206-312-7274 or 206-736-7808.

----------

The Haitian Consortium is a nonprofit, grassroots alliance organization committed to helping Haitian communities achieve economic sufficiency. The Haitian Consortium fosters strategic alliances with grassroots movements, community programs, neighborhood associations and religious organizations in the United States and the Caribbean in order to achieve its goals.

 

horizontal bar

Donate }}}

Help us to win real and lasting change in Haiti.  Make a donation today.

Join us today! }}}

 

horizontal bar

Haitian Consortium © 2008