Plea for help from the villagers of Lougou, Marc, and Raymond
Dear COFHED partners and supporters,
We are pleased to report to you that we have been in communication with the leaders of Lougou, Marc, and Raymond villages. In fact, we have already met with them in two separate meetings here in the town of Camp-Perrin. The living conditions in each of those communities, and of course in many other surrounding villages, are just dire to say the least. We have dispatched COFHED staff in those places and the pictures taken just show total devastation everywhere.
According to the village leaders, what’s needed most urgently is some tin sheets, tarps, 2X4’s and nails so that families can build shelters to shield them from the elements of nature, especially rain. The month of October is normally a rainy month in Haiti, and people without homes have been having a very tough time. Food also is equally important as a need, but shelter takes priority at least for now.
To be more specific, the community leaders in each of the villages reported the following:
Total homes destroyed: 907
Total families affected: 1074
Total population affected: 4859
Each household with a destroyed home needs a shelter that can be built quickly for a total of $540.00 USD.
|20 tin sheets @$5.00 each||$100.00|
|2 large tarps @$50.00 each||$100.00|
|20 2×4’s @$12.50 each||$250.00|
|10 pounds of nails @$1.00 each||$10.00|
We and our village sisters and brothers would appreciate any help that can be given to relieve the suffering. May God’s blessings come your way too as you purpose in your heart to bless stricken Haitians in this time of need.
Lovingly and gratefully in Christ,
Nick and Madeleine Avignon