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Send A Message of Hope To The People of Haiti

Franciscan missionaries and our sisters and brothers whom they serve in Haiti need your help!  Today, the Franciscan friary in southern Haiti is in danger of collapsing and almost everything else is in ruins.  On August 14, 2021, an earthquake hit Haiti’s Tiburon Peninsula. The 7.2 magnitude quake shattered the area. The ground split open and structures collapsed. Over 800,000 people, including 340,000 children were immediately affected. Their houses are now just piles of broken wood and cement.  Thousands of people were killed and over 12,000 injured. Over 130,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed. Hundreds of thousands of people are still in need of assistance. There is no electricity, no water, no food, and no transportation. Right now, you can send a message of hope to the people of Haiti.

The Message of Hope Has Never Been More Needed

Perhaps the message of hope has never been more needed than now for these sisters and brothers. You can bring them hope. You can help them survive this natural disaster!  Franciscan missionaries, Father Wilfrid Cavalier, OFM and Father Noe Francisco, OFM are providing food, water, and medical treatment to the children and families left homeless and isolated by this tragedy. But they need your help today!  There are so many displaced families, and the need is so great. Fr. Wilfred and Fr. Noe sent an urgent request to the worldwide Franciscan Order for support in this tremendous undertaking.

Could you offer a special gift to help Fr. Wilfred and our Franciscan missionaries ease the suffering caused by this earthquake?  In 2010, another large earthquake plunged Haiti into an abyss from which it has never recovered. For many years, the country has been in the grip of a political and social crisis that culminated in the violent assassination of their president in July 2021.   The massive earthquake on August 14, 2021, has brought back the terror. Today, five months later, those who did not lose their lives have lost everything else. Many are forced to sleep in the streets. They desperately need tents for shelter, food, water, and medicine.  The Franciscan friars are doing all they can to send a message of hope to the people of Haiti.

Franciscan Missionaries Risking Their Lives To Bring Aid

After the Haitian president was assassinated, the island has experienced chaos and insecurity, and life is dangerous. To bring emergency supplies to the destitute people, the friars must cross an area that is under the control of armed gangs, and the friars are frequently attacked. They are risking their lives to bring aid and the necessities to the survivors of this earthquake. They have managed to help get some supplies to the people, but the need is enormous.  The missionaries need our help to continue this lifesaving work.   Most of the population lives on less than one dollar a day. The government does not have enough resources to offer help to the earthquake victims.

Send A Message of Hope To The People of Haiti

Fr. Wilfred submitted an emergency request for funds to help ease the suffering of the most vulnerable survivors of this tragedy. He needs funds to purchase tents that will sleep families of eight people, food, water, and medical supplies.  I am asking you to consider the tremendous impact that your gift will have for this emergency effort. You will save lives! And I am asking and praying that you will offer your best possible gift to help Fr. Wilfrid and Fr. Noe deliver emergency supplies to the suffering Haitian people.  Please send a merciful gift today to provide emergency supplies for a poor Haitian family left homeless by this earthquake. Your generosity reflects the love of God to the poor!  God bless and reward you for the great charity and kindness of your heart.

Gratefully,

Brother Andrew Brophy, OFM

Executive Director

P.S. Please help the people of southern Haiti find hope as they struggle to survive this disaster. Help them renew their faith in everlasting life for loved ones they have lost. We know that disasters like this one can occur anywhere and at any time in our world. We need each other in times like this. Please pray for the people of Haiti. Know that you are in the prayers of all our Franciscan missionaries each day.

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By |2022-02-04T10:53:04-05:00January 21st, 2022|Appeals, Build Houses and Churches, Provide Emergency Relief|Comments Off on Send A Message of Hope To The People of Haiti
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