In an effort to support the victims from Hurricane Mathew, we are collaborating with IFSI-USA and IDEJEN Organizations to support their causes. IFSI-USA is collecting clothes, shoes, sanitation, tablets for water, school supplies, etc. to help the families get back to their lives. Please feel free to contact us if you want to donate or drop any of the donations. We are looking to send a container of supplies to the families in Port Salut, Aux Cayes area. Thanks again for your support.
Boston Mothers Care
575 American Legion Highway, Roslindale, MA 02131 • (617)447-6522 – www.ifsi-usa.org
November 5th, 2016
The Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSI-USA), a non-profit organization, incorporated in the state of Massachusetts, is collaborating with IDEJEN (Initiative for the Development of Youth), a non-profit organization working in the Southern part of Haiti since 2003, to facilitating the coordination of relief efforts for Port-Salut, Haiti. Port-Salut is a coastal commune in the Southern part of Haiti.
It’s location along the coastline made it very vulnerable to the impact of Hurricane Matthew. An initial assessment conducted by United Nations andother Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)s suggests widespread damages to homes, livelihoods and key infrastructures, caused by hurricane-force winds, storm surge, excessive rainfall and high waves. IDEJEN is currently working with the Sisters of the Immaculate, the St. Dominic Brothers and the Mayor’s Office of Port-Salut and the Immigrant Family Services Institute in the US, while trying to reach out to other organizations to support its effort in the area. A few weeks after the hurricane, most people in the affected areas are still deprived of water, electricity, food and clothing. One of the key concerns over the next few weeks is around water and vector-borne diseases such as cholera, malaria, dengue and Zika arising from stagnating flood waters and lack of access to clean water. IDEJEN has a dynamic team of staff and volunteers capable of coordinating the relief effort in Port-Salut and other surrounding communities. The Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSI-USA) agrees to serve as a fiscal conduit to help raise funds to support the work that IDEJEN is doing in Port-Salut. Donations can be made through the Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSI-USA) (www.ifsi-usa.org).
We also encourage leaders to get children involved in the process by making backpacks with school supplies, toothbrushes, soaps, underwear, etc. for the children to return to schools. We thank you for your support.
Dr. Geralde V. Gabeau, MPH