Red Cross Appeal To Assist Haiti After Hurricane

October 9, 2016

The Red Cross have launched an appeal to assist Haiti following the devastating effect of Hurricane Matthew, which left widespread destruction across Haiti and killed hundreds of people, causing what UN officials said is the country’s worst humanitarian crisis since the 2010 earthquake.

A Red Cross spokesperson said, “The best way to help a disaster victim is through a financial donation to the Red Cross. Financial contributions allow the Red Cross to purchase exactly what is needed for the disaster relief operation.

“The Red Cross initially responds to most international relief efforts with monetary support, and, when needed, ships items such as comfort kits, clean-up kits, medical supplies, tents or tarps.

“Monetary donations also enable the Red Cross to purchase relief supplies close to the disaster site, which avoids delays, and transportation costs in getting basic necessities to disaster victims.

“Because the affected community has generally experienced significant economic loss, purchasing relief supplies in or close to the disaster site also helps to stimulate the weakened local economy.

“Donations can be made by direct deposit into the following account: Bank of NT. Butterfield 20-006-060-365472-200 or call us at 236-8253 with debit/credit card details or mail or stop in at our offices: Bermuda Red Cross, Haiti – Hurricane Matthew, Charleswood, 9 Berry Hill Road, Paget DV 03.”

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  1. Idea says:

    It would be nice for the Red Cross or Government to organize a container. People have so many clothes they throw away.

  2. reality says:

    How much of what is donated to the Red Cross actually goes to the relief effort in Haiti? I’d heard that Haiti got very little of the thousands/ million raised for them after the 2010 earthquake. I also heard that a Bermuda-founded charity in Haiti called Feed My Lambs uses every penny towards food, medicine and needed supplies for the people of Haiti.

    • Legalgal says:

      Do research who you donate to as some have very high overheads and don’t deliver. Haiti is also a special case politically. There are other organisations already on the ground including Cafod.. But do donate. Some of the FB anti-charity “articles” could do a lot of damage.

    • Um.... says:

      This is true. I will not give my money to Red Cross. Too much admin costs. Feed My Lambs is the best alternative.

  3. Jrsmith says:

    No one trusts the Red Cross anymore. Their credibility as trustworthy charity in Hati is poor. Donate to “my little lambs” instaed. Red Cross tell your ceo’s to put up some of their 6 figure salaries for your donation.

  4. Sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    For the only NATION in de Western Hemisphere to have defeated 3 European Powers, Britain, France and Spain and de only NATION in de world established as a result of a successful Slave Revolt to be subjected to poverty having to pay France 90 Million Francs in 1838 (and STILL paying) with de help of the European Powers is a TRAVESTY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Wayne N says:

    American Red Cross raised more than half a billion dollars to bring relief to Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake there, but it grossly overstated what the money bought.

    Although the organization claimed to have provided housing to more than 130,000 people, it actually only built six permanent homes, according to a report by ProPublica and NPR.

    This is not the only case of the non-profit being challenged about its response to disasters. It received stinging criticism over its relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina and complaints about its spending of donations on internal expenses.

    Just saying!!!………………many people are now reluctant to give based on the past experience of them NOT using the $500 billion for the earthquake relief

    • Legalgal says:

      There are lots of critical “articles” some unsubstantitated. But find an on the ground charity and donate. One that can be effective. At least most of these are doing somethng rather than jsut criticizing from a safe distance.

      • Ask those European countries for Reperations that Haiti has been indebted too for de last few centuries because they defeated de French !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Rumsoak says:

    I’m sorry but what happened to the millions and millions of dollars that were collected for the last disaster in Haiti?

  7. john doe says:

    not to be mean or anything like the but every time a storm hits Haiti hard are we gonna do this every hurricane season. You dont see counties helping Bermuda when we get it im just saying. If money is raised what percentage gets sent to that country and what percentage goes into the *******.

    • Hurricane says:

      @ John Doe, without question, that was mean. We here in rich Bermuda don’t need the help anywhere like Haiti which is so poor at the start.

  8. Fed up says:

    do not donate using the Red Cross!! In 6 years they have built only SIX houses in Haiti!!!!! (They raised nearly half a BILLION dollars!)

  9. smh says:

    No thanks. US Red Cross built 6 homes with half a billion dollars. Instead I will be donating to a local organisation such as:

    “Konbit Mizik, Haiti Communitere, ACFFC, Sakala Haiti, SOIL, Fondation Aquin Solidarité , Volontariat pour le Développement d’Haïti, Lambi Fund, MADRE, Sowaseed, Konbit Solèy Leve, Sakala, Haitian American Caucus, FONHEP (Fondation Haitienne de l’Education Privee)

    Non-Haitian Orgs with proven track records in Haiti: Doctors without Borders, Roots of Development, Partners in Health, Border of Lights, Nova Hope for Haiti”