HELP US REBUILD ILE-A-VACHE, HAITI
Hurricane Matthew blew over the southwestern peninsula of Haiti early Tuesday with devastating 145-miles-per-hour winds, flooding coastal towns and ripping roofs off buildings.
The poorest country in Latin America is ill-prepared to withstand the hurricane force winds and massive storm surge. The impact was worst in the rural south-west of Haiti where many villages where washed away. Haiti’s impoverished government has one of the hemisphere’s least equipped civil protection and disaster management services, with woefully few hurricanes shelters.
The eye of Matthew passed only 35 miles west of Ile-a-Vache where local residents took refuge in churches and schools, including Ecole du Village, the school that Flying High for Haiti sponsors. Most of the houses were damaged and lost roofs.
Flying High for Haiti has been working in Ile-a-Vache sponsoring Ecole du Village a school for the past 5 years.
Our goal is to help rebuild the community of Ile-a-Vache.