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Naples Herald- How to Help Hurricane Matthew Victims in Haiti

Hope for Haiti’s relief efforts are in full swing following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew earlier this week.

The category 4 hurricane killed nearly 800 people and devastated the region of the country near Les Cayes, where a number of Hope for Haiti’s 50 staff members are based. The staff has been reported as safe, but what 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 Naples Herald here.

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Hartford Courant- Connecticut Aid Workers Assessing Post-Hurricane Needs

Connecticut responders have begun assessing damage in Haiti and determining how to help after Hurricane Matthew swept through the Caribbeancountry, leaving a path of destruction.

Tiffany R. Kuehner, a New Canaan resident and chairwoman of Hope for Haiti, said a recon crew flew out of Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford Thursday and made it to the nonprofit’s operations in Les Cayes, on the western peninsula of the island, at about 9:30 p.m.

Read the full article in the Hartford Courant here.

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PR Newswire- Hope for Haiti and Partners Send First Responders to Assess Damage from Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes, Haiti

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — More than 800 pounds of medication, medical supplies and disaster response materials were airlifted from Bridgeport, Connecticut to Haiti yesterday. This extraordinary effort was made possible through a collaboration of Americares, Building and Land Technology, GE, Hope for Haiti and Team Rubicon. Transport was sponsored by Carl R. Kuehner, III, of Building and Land Technology.

Read the full article in the PR Newswire here.

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Naples Daily News- How to help people affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and the United States

Although the full extent of Hurricane Matthew’s devastation is unknown because the storm still is moving along the southeast coast of the United States, non-profit groups are mobilizing and seeking cash donations to help people affected by the powerful storm so far.

In Haiti, where the storm struck Tuesday as a Category 4, at least 800 people were killed, Reuters reported Friday after tallying deaths reported by civil protection officials. That number is expected to increase as efforts to reach affected communities continue.

Read the full article in the Naples Daily News here.

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Stamford Advocate- Americares aid arrives in Haiti Thursday

STAMFORD—An Americares shipment of medicine and supplies arrived in Haiti Thursday where Hurricane Matthew has left 350,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance and are headed to a clinic in Les Cayes run by Hope for Haiti, according to the Stamford-based organization.

As the storm makes its way towards the United States and the east coast of Florida an Americares Emergency Response team has arrived in that state to assess any damage and offer assistance when the storm makes landfall on Friday.

Read the full article in the Stamford Advocate here.

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Florida Weekly- Hope for Haiti hopes to receive help for hurricane recovery efforts

Hope for Haiti staff members in Les Cayes, Haiti, have reported significant damage to their homes from Hurricane Matthew’s severe wind, torrential rain and resulting flooding.

Mark Hindley, COO of the Naples-based nonprofit, said at press time Tuesday, just a few hours after the eye of the storm had passed southern Haiti, that he and others “remain in constant contact with key leaders and partners, assessing damage and formulating our response strategy. We are actively working with local and international relief organizations to position medicine, medical supplies and relief aid for deployment as soon as conditions permit.”

Read the full article in Florida Weekly here.

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News 8- Connecticut volunteers head to Haiti for hurricane relief

STRATFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — As the nation of Haiti continues to recover from Hurricane Matthew, volunteers from Connecticut are preparing to head to the island nation.

Many of the storm victims require medicines that are not available to them. ‘Hope for Haiti,’ one of Americare’s teams, is bringing down a team of 50 people along with medicines to distribute to the victims.

“We are bringing down medications, about 1,000 pounds of medications, needed for the disaster response from Hurricane Matthew, to Les Cayes. It’s the largest city in the south where a majority of partners for ‘Hope for Haiti’ exists,” said volunteer Mike Stewart.

Depending on the need, the teams could be there anywhere from a couple of days to a few weeks.

Watch the video on News 8 here.