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Help Hurricane Victims in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew caused major damage as it pummelled Haiti with torrential rains and 233 km/h winds. The Caribbean nation, one of the world’s poorest countries, is struggling to deal with yet another natural disaster.

Samaritan’s Purse is airlifting 20 tons of heavy-duty plastic sheeting, hygiene kits, and water filters aboard our DC-8 to help storm survivors. A Disaster Assistance Response Team will be onboard as well to join our field staff already on the ground.

UNICEF stated on their website that “more than 4 million children may be exposed to the damage of Hurricane Matthew.”  And, our field staff in Haiti received a report that in the Laki area it is estimated that 95% of households have lost their roofs, and food is a real issue as many people haven’t eaten in days.

“Hurricane Matthew has wreaked havoc on Haiti,” said Franklin Graham, President of Samaritan’s Purse. “Our teams are on the ground helping in Jesus’ Name. They’re going to do all they can to meet the needs of the suffering. Please pray for the people of Haiti as they recover from this deadly storm.” 

Also, while we are focussing on the hurting needs of disaster victims in Haiti, we have at the same time a disaster on our own doorstep. As we write, our assessors are on their way to Parkes and Forbes in NSW to assess the needs of the community that are suffering as a result of the current flooding.

As much as we look forward to spring and summer each year, we are also mindful of the disaster season in Australia and the South Pacific. We are preparing ourselves to respond as needs arise.

Please consider making a financial contribution of any size to help us reach out with immediate aid to vulnerable families in urgent need.

Please select below to financially support Haiti or Australian Disaster Relief.

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Thank you and God bless you,




Jorge Rodrigues
Executive Director
Samaritan’s Purse Australia/New Zealand