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Help Send Relief After Tropical Storm Isaac

Posted on: Friday, August 24, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Emergency

As Tropical Storm Isaac arrived in Haiti, forecasters warned of heavy rains, gale-force winds, landslides and floods. Hundreds of thousands of survivors of the 2010 earthquake are still homeless. They live in camps, and their tents provide little protection.

After a severe storm, flooding and landslides can wash tents and homes away and spread water-borne disease like cholera. MADRE is organizing an emergency response—join us.

We are collecting donations for plastic sheeting, food aid, water jugs, broad-spectrum antibiotics, water treatment to prevent cholera outbreaks and other emergency relief.

Our partners at KOFAVIV know how to reach the most vulnerable people in the community with urgent aid supplies. And they have a strong history of sustaining their communities through disaster, from the devastation of the earthquake to the outbreaks of cholera. You can give them the tools they need to respond quickly and effectively.

By working with grassroots groups, we can get urgent aid into the hands of people who need it most. Please donate today.

UPDATE - August 28: Our partners at KOFAVIV visited the displacement camps, took pictures of the destruction and sent us these updates.

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