Hurricane Matthew caused major damages in several southern regions of Haiti leaving the local population to face a huge humanitarian disaster. The Roncalli Foundation is taking action to show compassion and solidarity with the people of Haiti.
To this day, the provisional reports reveal catastrophic damages: hundreds of casualties; thousands of families with no shelter, food or water; crops destroyed before the harvest; religious communities heavily affected. In response, the Roncalli International Foundation is sending out a call to re-establish its Emergency Relief Fund-Haiti.
Donating to Emergency Relief Fund-Haiti is an opportunity to show your compassion and to support the activities of our partners on site: the local religious communities and organizations working directly with the most destitute in Haiti, who often, don't have access to funding from the major humanitarian organizations. Some have already notified us of the pressing need to rebuild educational, healthcare and sanitary infrastructure, and to restore agricultural, residential and religious frameworks. Help us respond to their call for help.
About the Emergency Relief Fund-Haiti
This fund was created after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010, in response to the urgent needs for reconstruction presented by the Foundation's partners. An emergency team was established to respond to the many requests received by the Foundation. To this day, over 7.6 million dollars have been provided to fund 34 major reconstruction projects and 109 other projects directly related to infrastructure repairs.
Our six (6) years of experience with Emergency Relief Fund-Haiti, combined with our partnership with two organizations in Haiti, can testify of the excellent results: solid buildings constructed according to standards and strong relationships with local organizations based on trust. We had recently exhausted the funding for the program, and the country is again struck by another catastrophe: Matthew.
To donate to the Emergency Relief Fund-Haiti:
- Online at www.roncalli.ca using our link to CanadaHelps.org
- By phone at (514) 384-5400
- By mail: Please write your cheque* to: the Roncalli International Foundation and mention the Emergency Relief Fund-Haiti. Postal address: 9001 boulevard de l'Acadie, suite 700, Montreal (Quebec) H4N 3H5
About the Roncalli International Foundation
The mission of the Roncalli International Foundation is to manifest the compassion and the Providence of God to the most destitute people of the developing world in an effort to relieve the hardship caused by injustice and natural disasters.
We work to build very close partnerships with international cooperation agencies (ICA) as well as with religious and lay missionaries, who carry out projects that help local communities and churches discover their resources, improve their living conditions and stimulate growth.