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An opportunity to help our Haitian brothers and sisters…

16 Aug

On Saturday, August 14, after the devastating earthquake in the morning and a few aftershocks in the afternoon and evening, we received a message from Caritas that there is need for medications and clothing clothing to be sent to Les Cayes and Jeremie. The earthquake had destroyed buildings, homes, and roads. It killed and wounded hundreds of people. We immediately went to the container to get whatever clothing, shoes, sheets and towels we had. We also were able to pack medications, bandages and surgical gloves. The plan was that on Monday Caritas would pick up the boxes and go to Les Cayes with them. We are vigilant now of Tropical S torm Grace heading our way and moving towards Les Cayes. We are praying that God will be merciful in this area where people do not have shelter but are in tents or on the streets right now.

This was a donation from the Youth and Young Adult Center, Kearny, NJ, that we received last year. They had sent us over a 1,000 t-shirts that they could not use due to the COVID lockdown. We had given hundreds away, and still many more leftover. Thank you for your generosity that enabled us to help the earthquake victims!
We still had some boxes of children’s shoes and flip flops.
Immaculate Conception High School, Lodi, NJ, last year donated all their sport uniforms because they were getting new ones. Last Christmas, they were gifts for kids, but we had a box left over. Now they can be shared with those in need in Les Cayes. Thank you ICHS for help with our earthquake victims!
Packing boxes of medications, especially bandages, pain medications, and surgical gloves.
Your generosity throughout the year makes it possible for us to always be ready to assist in times of disaster.
Packing and labeling boxes…

 
2 Comments

Posted by on August 16, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “An opportunity to help our Haitian brothers and sisters…

  1. jerseshore

    August 17, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    Where do we send donations? Please be safe. our prayers are with you and all the people of Haiti

     
  2. Fr. Placid Stroik, OFM

    August 17, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Such great love in action.My prayers.

     

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