November 29, 2016
On October 4th of this year, Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti, leveling towns and villages in its path. At least 1,000 people have died and another 1.4 million are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. At the time of the hurricane, Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, had not yet fully recovered from the catastrophic earthquake of 2010. This #GivingTuesday, Happy Hearts Fund will call on supporters to bring hope to children and families in Haiti by rebuilding schools destroyed by the earthquake.
Happy Hearts Fund, founded in 2006 by Petra Nemcova after she survived the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, rebuilds safe, resilient schools in areas impacted by natural disasters We work during the gap period when children are forgotten after emergency response is complete, bringing hope and empowerment to generations of children and entire communities.