On the morning of Saturday, August 14, Haiti was struck by a severe earthquake. The extent of the damage is still unclear. Haitians and the international community are working hard to rescue people trapped under the rubble. But the number of deaths is rising. Many homes and community buildings have been destroyed. Hospitals have also been damaged, and acutely injured and traumatized people are struggling to find help. And what’s more, Tropical Storm Grace hit Haiti on August 16, making an already bad situation worse.
The United Church of Canada is in contact with Mission & Service partners in Haiti to find out how we can support their communities. Today, people in Haiti need emergency shelter, clean water, and food.
Make a gift right now to support the people of Haiti.
The United Church, as a member of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, has joined the Humanitarian Coalition in asking for Canadians to give to help those impacted by the crisis.
The Government of Canada will match every donation (opens in a new tab) made by Canadians to the Humanitarian Coalition and its members between August 16 and September 3, 2021.
Thank you for your generosity.
Online via the national United Church our secure donation page(opens in a new tab).