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ctpost- Haiti fundraiser hosted by UB

University of Bridgeport student organizations, along with area restaurants, invite the community to a fundraising luncheon to support the people of Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
The all-you-can-eat buffet runs from noon to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 2 at the John J. Cox Student Center, 244 University Avenue, Bridgeport.
Tickets to the lunch and a chance for a door prize cost $7 per person.

Read the full article in the ctpost here.

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Inside Philanthropy- As Haiti Struggles to Recover From Disaster (Again), Who’s Helping?

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Eighty percent of the country’s people live in poverty and over 50 percent live in extreme poverty. When hurricane Matthew hit earlier this month, bringing with it 145-mile-per-hour winds and massive flooding, Haiti hadn’t even recovered from the 2010 earthquake that killed over 200,000 people and decimated the country’s infrastructure.

After that disaster, a host of disaster recovery and relief nonprofits were quick to jump in, donating time, money, and much needed supplies. (Haiti’s reconstruction efforts have been famously troubled, though.)

Read the full article in Inside Philanthropy here.

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82 pallets, 86,000 pounds 🇭🇹🙌🏼 . . . Thanks to amazing collaboration between @airlinkflight @americares @medshareofficial @mapintl @crossintl @irteams and Haitian officials, we cleared 82 pallets carrying 86,000 pounds of emergency relief supplies that will be distributed throughout the greater south to those in most need #haiti #hopeforhaiti #hurricanematthew #menanpilchaypalou #manyhandslightentheload #haiticantwait #givenow

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