In just a few hours, Matthew, a category 4 hurricane could make a direct impact with the southern coast of Haiti. Our medical facility, although in the mountains is located over the southern coast along with many of our pastors and friends. Please cover them in prayer as this is a very serious situation. Many of our Haitian brothers and sisters do not have proper housing for these types of conditions. The current sustained winds of Matthew are 150 mph.
As the storm approaches the southern coast, it could bring with it a storm surge of 6 – 9 feet which could decimate housing, crops, schools and the little infrastructure that is in place. Also, the heavy rainfall associated with a category 4 hurricane may cause major landslides, wash out bridges, and close many of the roads and make them impassable.
We are in prayer for the safety of all that may be affected by this hurricane. We are also preparing to offer assistance that is within our ability to help our friends once the hurricane passes.
A word of wisdom: Many times when a tragedy hits Haiti, many turn to Facebook requesting donations and unfortunately take advantage of the situations with the resources going into their pockets.
If you desire to give financially to assist the people and organizations of Haiti, our suggestion is that you give to the smaller to mid-sized organizations that directly offer assistance to the communities they are serving with on a personal level. Their are many missionaries serving in Haiti through their respective organizations, and we suggest that you give through those. We are only one of many people doing a great work and making a difference in Haiti over the long run.
If you would like to donate now and allow us to begin to make preparations for assistance, you may do so by clicking here. After you enter the amount, you may add EMERGENCY FUND on the second page under comments. Thank you for standing with Reach Haiti in prayer.
Let’s pray for the safety of all!
Mike & Andrea Brewer
Founding Directors of Reach (Haiti) International
Authors of Pioneering Faith
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