A Roof Overhead
Organized by: Emma Hartswick
THANK YOU THANK YOU
October 17, 2016
In December of 2015, my friends and I traveled with the Vermont Haiti Project to Duchity, Haiti. On October 4th, 2016, Hurricane Matthew passed directly over this small mountain village, destroying many of the tin roofed homes we visited and tearing up parts of the vocational school where we stayed.
As you have read in the news, cholera is sweeping through Haiti after the hurricane, and shelter from the elements remains a pressing issue close to two weeks after the storm. Aid is particularly slow to come to Duchity - there is one road up, a whole days journey by car from the capital of Port-au-Prince, and the hurricane caused the collapse of one of the road's major bridges.
A welder and his family, who live near the vocational school, have been particularly effected. My friends Dan, Jalen, Riley and I played with their kids, and brought them donated clothes and toys, when we visited last year. The family currently has no roof, and is not on a list to receive tin for one any time soon, due to the desperate need in the area. The four of them - including the children (approximately 3 years old and 18 months now) live in one room. To cover it, they would need about 30 2x6 pieces of tin, at $5 dollars a piece.
If there is any way you could donate $2, $5, or $10 to help put a roof overhead for this family it would mean so much to me, to the family, and to the Vermont Haiti Project, who is using every dollar donated to help people in need. Thank you.