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Vertical- Bell and Milestone support Airlink relief efforts in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew

Helicopters are once again proving their worth in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, and three firms – Bell Helicopter, Airlink and GE – have combined efforts to match helicopter capability with the essential need to transport aid workers and supplies to regions in Haiti inaccessible by any other means.

Shortly after the disaster hit the island, Airlink reached out to its aviation partners searching for helicopters. Airlink is an experienced rapid-response humanitarian relief organization that brings together airlines with pre-qualified non-profits. GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), a supporter of Airlink since its founding in 2010, connected Airlink with Milestone Aviation Group, the helicopter leasing company that GECAS purchased in 2015.

Read the full article in Vertical here.

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The Huffington Post- Haiti Is Facing A Humanitarian Crisis We Can Solve — So Why Aren’t We?

Of the many humanitarian crises challenging the world today, none is as solvable as the human disaster that Hurricane Matthew has wrought in southwestern Haiti. The threats to human life in Haiti’s Sud and Grand Anse departments are entirely within our grasp to address immediately: starvation, exposure and disease—cholera, from contaminated water. And we have the solution at hand: food, shelter, clean water, medicine and sanitation supplies.

The only barrier is the collective will and resolve to act. Not doing so now — as we approach the one-month mark — means certain death for thousands of people, perhaps tens of thousands.

Read the full article in The Huffington Post here.

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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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Stamford Advocate- Local relief groups send $2 mln in supplies to Haiti

STAMFORD — Two weeks after Hurricane Matthew ripped though the Southern coast of Haiti, local officials and relief organizations gathered at the Americares global distribution center in Glenbrook Tuesday seeking more aid for the Caribbean’s third-largest nation.

“Hurricane Matthew devastated a part of Haiti that didn’t need another disaster to come its way,” Americares president and CEO Michael J. Nyehuis said of Haiti’s southern peninsula, which was torn apart by a catastrophic earthquake in 2010.

Read the full article in the Stamford Advocate here.

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PR Newswire- The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Issues Emergency Grant To Hope For Haiti With Pledge To Match Up To $250,000 In Donations

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has announced it will match up to $250,000 in new funds donated to Hope for Haiti. The nonprofit organization has been working to mobilize relief teams and provide food, clean water, medical supplies, temporary shelter and critical disaster relief to those impacted by the storm. Hope for Haiti is a 4-star Charity Navigator rated organization, its highest designation, and currently one of only a few nonprofits highlighted by the charity watchdog for their work in Haiti in response to Hurricane Matthew.

Read the full article in the PR Newswire here.

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Gulfshore Life- Jennifer’s Boutique Supports Hope for Haiti

Jennifer’s women’s boutique is supporting Hope for Haiti by donating 10% of all sales on Friday, October 14 to the non-profit that works to improve the quality of life for the Haitian people, particularly children, through education, nutrition, and healthcare.

Hope for Haiti’s relief efforts are in full swing following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew. The category 4 hurricane killed nearly 800 people and devastated the country. The little communication that has come from Haiti has shown a dire need for basic supplies. Hope for Haiti is providing an avenue for those who wish to help victims of the latest in a line of many natural disasters devastating Haiti’s people.

Read the full article in the Gulfshore Life here.

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PR Newswire- Hope for Haiti Partners With Team Rubicon United Kingdom to Send Expanded Team of Responders to Les Cayes

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — A team of Team Rubicon United Kingdom disaster response experts deployed to Les Cayes, Haiti over the weekend to assist partner Hope for Haiti. The situation is dire, “three out of every five houses were destroyed,” noted volunteer Mike Stewart, who led the initial rapid needs assessment. Team Rubicon UK, supported by Team Rubicon Global and partner countries, committed to a minimum three-week operation with a team of twelve military veterans and first responders with the mission of clearing transport routes, managing debris, and repairing damaged homes and schools at Hope for Haiti partner sites. In coordination with Hope for Haiti, they will work closely with Government and Non-profit organization partners in Port-au-Prince and assist in re-establishing access to those communities isolated from receiving aid.

Read the full article in the PR Newswire here.

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WGCU- Hurricane Matthew’s Impact on Haiti

Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti last Tuesday as a powerful category four hurricane with winds up to 145 mph and leaving 1.4 million people there in need of humanitarian assistance.  The official death toll from the country’s central civil protection agency stands at 336, but according to Reuters, reported deaths by local officials indicate more than 1,000 people lost their lives in the storm.

Click to listen to the interview on WGCU here.

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NBC-2- Challenges arise as Hope for Haiti tries to bring aid

Less than a week after Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti, Mark Hindley, with the Naples non-profit group Hope for Haiti, said the situation is dire and getting worse.

Hindley said they’re rushing to deliver food, clean water, tools, tents, and tarps to those affected.

“There is literally no food to be had coming out of the ground,” said Hindley.

Click to read more and watch the news clip on NBC-2.