The people of Haiti need our help right now to deliver critical emergency aid to communities affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake and tropical storm Grace. By mid-week, fatalities had reached over 1,900 and injuries were in excess of 10,000.
In addition, support is needed for activists working on the ground facing the ongoing spread of COVID-19, the political instability following the assassination of President Moise last month, and the threat of violence from gangs empowered by Moise and his party that are blocking access to the main access road to the south of the country, the site of the earthquake’s epicenter.
How can I help?
Our TST Social Justice team has compiled a list of organizations that are currently on the ground in Haiti and are in need of our support!
American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
AJWS stresses Jewish values and human rights for the most marginalized. They have been working in Haiti for decades and were very active in helping its grantee grassroots partners deliver emergency relief and recovery from the 2010 earthquake. AJWS partners on the ground are evaluating the dire needs of their communities and will be addressing immediate and urgent humanitarian needs of families at the epicenter while continuing their work to resuscitate Haiti’s democracy and pull the country out of this current crisis.
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
JDC is the leading global Jewish humanitarian organization. For over a century, they have put Jewish values into action when the world needs it most. JDC has activated its emergency response team, along with its longstanding network of local partners, to deliver emergency aid. This is part of JDC’s longstanding commitment to Haiti, with its disaster response to the 2010 earthquake, and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Doctors Without Borders teams are on the ground in Haiti providing medical care. Learn more here »
Health Equity International (HEI)
HEI operates the St. Boniface Hospital in Haiti and provides accessible, compassionate, and quality healthcare in Haiti.
Partners in Health (PIH)
PIH believes that quality health care is a universal human right. They fight injustice around the world by providing care first to those who need it most.
CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort)
Core is a crisis response organization that brings immediate aid and recovery to underserved communities across the globe.
Please contact Carol Crossen or Jolie Schwab.