Hurricane Matthew Relief Work Begins

Hurricane Matthew is no longer a hurricane: It was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone Sunday at approximately 5 a.m. ET. According to ABC News flooding was expected to continue throughout the day. President Obama also signed major disaster declarations, which provided more federal money and resources than emergency declarations, for Florida and Georgia. The U.S. death toll from Matthew is 21 people. 1.7 million people are now without power in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. As of Sunday, Reuters reported the death toll in Haiti is close to 900 people and rising. Aid convoys have arrived but are having a hard to time getting to people. 28,000 homes are gone. Floodwaters are contaminating water supplies with sewage leading to a major concern of a Cholera outbreak. If you would like to support the relief effort, water and housing is top priority and links to numerous organizations:

International Red Cross:

http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/press-releases/general/red-cross-teams-ready-to-respond-as-hurricane-matthew-approaches/

 

Salvation Army:

https://give.salvationarmyusa.org/site/Donation2;jsessionid=00000000.app334b?idb=958663439&DONATION_LEVEL_ID_SELECTED=1&df_id=17583&mfc_pref=T&17583.donation=form1&NONCE_TOKEN=A0919C78A525AB02C6ADD135B0799026&idb=0

World Vision:

https://www.worldvision.org/disaster-response-news-stories/haiti-hurricane-matthew-response

UNICEF

https://www.unicefusa.org/donate/support-hurricane-matthew-relief-efforts/30966

 

 

 

 

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