With Hurricane Matthew now battering the US coastline of Florida, efforts are under way to assess the damage left in the wake of the most powerful Caribbean storm for more than a decade. Sadly, Haiti's Civil Protection Agency have estimated more than 800 people have tragically lost their lives as a result of the storm. Over the past 48 hours, our wonderful Haitian For You Haiti team have worked tirelessly to account for each and every one of our sponsor children and their immediate families. Thankfully, all are safe a sound. A special thank you goes out to our Child Sponsorship Manager, Jean Johnnel, who walked for hours on end to reach our remote families, cut off by road as a result of the storm.
We're thankful our families and friends are safe, however damages to homes, land and infrastructure will, no doubt, be in the tens of thousands of dollars. You're generosity is always greatly appreciated, especially in times of crisis.
BELOW: Photos taken by For You Haiti staff, showing the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew in La Gonâve.
BELOW: Video taken by For You Haiti staff member, Jean Johnnel, showing the devastating effects Hurricane Matthew has had on a disabled man's house.