The earthquake that rumbled through the northwestern part of Haiti including Gros Morne where MFOH ministries are has caused extensive damage and brought great hardship to many people. Many are without a safe place to live. Homes were destroyed or severely damaged. One hundred forty three homes of the women in the Pathway to a Better Life Program have been effected – from partial damage to total destruction. The house that MFOH uses for immersion trips in Gros Morne has been designated as dangerous and unusable. Sister Jill Weber from MFOH had been residing there and will now look for a new dwelling. The Sisters of Jesus and Mary graciously invited Jill to be with them until she finds a new place.
Maison Bon Samaritan, the residence for frail elderly that MFOH helps support had very little damage. Work had just completed on reinforcement of the structure and replacement of the roof there. Thank you to all who helped fund that project. The residents are safe and sound there.
Staff members who work at MBS and at the Agronomy Center have damaged homes as well. Initially some schools in the area were closed, but will begin again soon. And for those who endure the disaster water, food, electricity are scarce.
Your donation to Mercy Focus on Haiti will help with emergency aid like tarps, tents and food. Once immediate needs are taken care of, we will be there to help with the longer-term rebuilding projects.
Please donate by November 1, so we can get help to the Haitians as quickly as possible.
It’s easy to donate, just click here or mail a check to:
Mercy Focus on Haiti
102 S Eaglecrest
Hamburg, NY 14075