Vas­sar Haiti Project seeks do­na­tions

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

POUGH­KEEP­SIE >> With Hur­ri­cane Matthew cast­ing wide­spread de­struc­tion in Haiti, the Vas­sar Haiti Project has re­ceived news from Père An­dré Wil­daine, the group’s con­tact in the north­west re­gion of that coun­try, of many fam­i­lies in the moun­tains who lost their en­tire liveli­hood, with crops and farm an­i­mals were washed away in the storm.

The group’s col­leagues at Part­ners in Health fear the health im­pli­ca­tions may prove even more costly, as wa­ter-borne ill­nesses such as cholera are likely to come storm­ing back.

The Vas­sar Haiti Project will be sup­ply­ing its part­ners in Haiti with funds to help pro­vide food in the short term and to pro­vide funds to stock their clinic with sup­plies and med­i­ca­tions, as well to help re­place lost crops and live­stock. The group’s 15 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in Haiti en­sures that do­na­tions will go to peo­ple in need.

To do­nate, send a check to Vas­sar Haiti Project, 124 Ray­mond Av­enue, Box 594, Pough­keep­sie, N.Y. 12604.

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