Habitat for Humanity continues its help in Haiti

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Eleven months have passed since the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010 hit the tiny, island nation of Haiti.  Since then, Haiti has endured the destructive winds and rain of Tropical Storm Tomas and a wide-spread outbreak of cholera. From the beginning, Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) has been on the ground helping to rebuild Haiti.  Some of the necessary funds for this monumental task have come from you, Indian River Habitat for Humanity’s (IRHFH) generous donors and volunteers. In fact, to date IRHFH has raised nearly $47,000 of its $120,000 goal (funds needed to build 30 homes).  Thank you for caring for the people of this impoverished island.

HFHI reports that it has accomplished much since last January:

Distributed more than 21,000 Emergency Shelter Kits

Built 5 Resource Centers

Built 1,000 Transitional “Core” Homes

Trained and employed 200 Haitians in the Resource Centers

HFHI’s goal is to serve 50,000 in Haiti.  This lofty goal will not be achieved overnight, nor can it be reached without the generous support of donors from around the world.

To make a donation to IRHFH’s Haitian fund, call 772.562.9860 X 209 or visit www.irchabitat.org.

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