RELIEF & REBUILD
Haiti ARISE is actively involved in meeting the immediate and mid to long term needs of the Haitian people. Disaster Relief is a part of our ministry due to the frequent devastating hurricanes and other disasters that hit the country.
After Hurricane Matthew ripped through Haiti in October 2016, Haiti ARISE was on the ground and started providing immediate help in effected areas. To date, many families are still in very difficult circumstances with no homes to live in. From Cavallion to Jeremie in the south of Haiti, 80% of towns were destroyed, some completely levelled.
Haiti ARISE is actively serving as the hands and feet of Jesus by constructing Hurricane Shelter Homes for these families that have lost everything…the building continues today as the need is far from over.
Hurricane Shelter Homes
After Hurricane Matthew we repaired over 125 homes by removing fallen trees and debris but soon realized in some of the hardest hit areas that families needed help to rebuild. We then began construction of one room homes built with ½ block and ½ wood and tin, to help as many people as possible get under shelter and out of the weather in.
We started a campaign with a goal to build 200 homes and to date we have built 175 and counting.