Zooey Deschanel via Crowdrise
January 17, 2012
Petionville Camp is a tent city and temporary home to 23,000 displaced people from the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The neighborhoods camp residents lived in before the earthquake border the edges of the camp; these people are so close to their former homes yet they remain homeless. With little to no means, they cannot afford to get their families out of camp and back home. J/P HRO works to make living conditions in the camp better like providing medical care, schooling for children and community programs. But J/P HRO’s main objective is to help these people get home. For the Haitian people home is dignity, jobs, education, good health, family, creativity and a better future for their country.
J/P HRO is on the ground in Haiti clearing rubble, fixing earthquake damaged homes, helping families move out of tents one a time, building jobs programs, revitalizing schools, developing public health programs and working side by side with the Haitian people and the Haitian government to solve the nation's problems.
On average, it costs about $1300* per person to make the journey from camp to home. This covers the cost of rebuilding homes and revitalizing schools, clinics and other community services; as well the cost of rubble and debris removal. Millions of square feet of rubble still clog the streets of Port-au-Prince, a key obstacle to helping people home.
Note: This figure is based on our previously funded projects and represents an average estimated cost. All donated funds will be used as unrestricted funds in conjunction with support from international or multi-lateral donors across all of our programs and support services, all of which work together to Help Haiti Home.