OCTOBER 6, 2016

 

The Connectional Women’s Missionary Society

 

Bishop John F. White

Chair, Global Witness and Ministry

 

Dr. Shirley Cason-Reed

International President, Women’s Missionary Society

HURRICANE MATTHEW HIT HAITI

OCTOBER 4, 2016

 

On October 4, 2016 Hurricane Matthew hit the Republic of Haiti on its southern peninsula and heavily damaged the administrative departments of South, Grande Anse, Des Nippes and impacted several other regions including the area around the capital city of Port-au-Prince and departments of Artibonite, North, North West.

 

Damages to property, roads, bridges, telephone towers, electrical wires and related infrastructure, agricultural fields, animals and crops are extensive.  As of now, it appears that loss of life is considered light, due to governmental authorities’ warnings and calls for the evacuation of high risk zones which were heeded by the concerned populations.

 

As of 1300 hours on October 5, 2016, rains are continuing intermittently in Port-Au-Prince and other regions.  There still remains a grave danger of floods and mudslides in most parts of this very mountainous country.

 

An Official assessment of the damage with a list of needs is expected from the Government of Haiti sometime late today or early tomorrow.  The government of Haiti has officially requested the assistance of the U.S. Government and the latter has begun to mobilize its operations, along with the United Nations and various other multilateral organizations.

 

The AME Women’s Missionary Society in association with AME-SADA (Bishop E. Anne Henning-Byfield, Presiding Prelate of the Sixteenth Episcopal District of the AME Church), is monitoring the situation and planning for assistance which will be needed by the populations of Haiti in the areas we serve.

 

If you would like to make a donation in support of those impacted by hurricane Matthew, just click the button below. All funds donated through the WMS will be forwarded to AME-SADA for the purchase of food and other goods for distribution to distressed populations in an expedient and cost effective manner.

 

Thank You for your kindness and generosity.

 

Dr. Shirley Cason-Reed

International President, Women’s Missionary Society

 

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