Relief for Earthquake Victims of Haiti

Carol McCracken  (Post # 371)

The City of Portland has just announced an additional way in which people can contribute money to assist the earthquake victims in Haiti – the worst earthquake to hit Haiti in more than 200 years. 

Yesterday, Nate Nickerson, executive director, of Konbit Sante, announced that a recovery fund has been established with a donation of $25,000 from this organization’s operationsl reserves funds.  These funds will be used to address long-term and short-term health needs related to the earthquake.  The public is invited  to add their support by contributing to this fund.  To contribute, please visit www.healthyhaiti.org or make checks payable to Konbit Sante, PO Box 11281, Portland, ME  04104 and note Earthquake Response Fund in the memo field. 

Since the earthquake, people eager to do something positive for Haiti have been contacting Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership staff, board and volunteers with inquiries about how they can help in this disaster.   “Prior to the January 12 earthquake, our colleagues in Cap-Haitien were already providing care with inadequate resources,” said Nickerson.  “We are still working hard to fund our programs to provide basic care to the comunity, but we feel this extraordinary situation requires an extraordinary response.”

Please visit nnickerson@konbitsantseorg or info@info@konbitsante.org for more details.

Please see previous post for more details.