Local relief efforts for Hurricane Matthew victims in Haiti


PHILIPSBURG – Several organisations have been actively organizing relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

Since the passing of Hurricane Matthew, social media has been buzzing with people wanting to help out and send aid to Haiti in particular.

Rotary Club of St. Maarten has posted a link to a special fund (the Hurricane Matthew Relief Effort Fund) that has been set up with the following message:

“This is how YOU can assist those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Charity Navigator has given the Rotary Foundation a perfect score in the areas of Financial, Accountability & Transparency.

To donate go to: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50041/SitePage/hurricane-matthew-ways-to-give “.

Also the Haitian Association on St. Maarten is helping out in the relief effort by requesting donations which will be shipped to Haiti per container shortly. Their appeal was posted as follows:
“Please donate to Haiti relief efforts with any clothing, shoes, canned food and water. Kindly put into a box.
DROP-OFF LOCATION: Marcus Building, Pondfill, St. Maarten. (Next Door to Office 1)
There will be people there everyday from the Haitian Association to collect and prepare items to send a container directly to family, friends and associates in Haiti.
Items can also be picked up from your location, call Kevin Maingrette at (721) 550-6609/ 586-6150″.
As St. Maarten has received assistance in the past from Caribbean nations in the aftermath of major hurricane strikes like Luis and Lenny, now the public is requested to do the same for their counterparts in Haiti.