Support for UCC Haiti Appeal aiding quake relief, recovery
Thanks to generous support for the UCC’s Haiti Appeal, the denomination has been able to respond affirmatively to the following grant requests from partners working to help Haitians recover following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake and tropical storm in August:
CORUS/IMA World Health, Haiti – $5,000 to support community collaboration to identify the most vulnerable, and to provide WASH, soap, tarps, purification tablets and hygiene items.
ACT Alliance, Haiti – $15,000 to supply people in desperate need of assistance with shelter, clean water, health and nutrition, cash assistance, and psycho-social assistance to reduce trauma.
House of Hope, Haiti – $5,000 to provide food, water and medicine for three months for House of Hope’s clients, including children laboring as domestic servants (restaveks) and young mothers, single girls and elderly women who have been abandoned. This ministry provides a safe place for participants to learn conflict resolution and professional trades.
Church World Service – $9,000 for emergency housing, rebuilding of cisterns, trauma recovery, livelihoods, risk reduction and CWS operations in southwestern Haiti.
Other recent grants were awarded to:
The LGBT Asylum Task Force of Hadwen Park Congregational Church, Worcester, Mass. $10,000 will help LGBT asylum seekers with housing and other basic needs until they are able to work legally.
Manna Ministries, Picayune, Miss. $7,000 will help vulnerable members of the community repair their homes damaged by Hurricane Ida.
Christian Appalachian Project, Lexington, Ky., and
Appalachia Service Project, Johnson City, Tenn. $7,000 to each group will support restoration of Kentucky homes damaged or destroyed by the 2021 Winter Storms. Beneficiaries will include two firefighters.
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