Haiti and Cuba hard hit by the October hurricane
Hurricane Matthew is advancing up the Eastern seaboard of the United States after wreaking havoc in Haiti, Cuba, and other nations in the Caribbean.
As CNN reports, “Haiti had only just begun rebuilding from a devastating earthquake six years ago when Hurricane Matthew tore through the small Caribbean nation on Tuesday, killing hundreds in its path and inundating entire villages.”
In response to the devastation in Haiti and Cuba, and in anticipation of the Anglican parishes which will be affected as Matthew moves up the coast, ARDF has created a fund to help victims. The funds will be distributed by need as determined by ACNA Bishops in jurisdictions affected by the storm in the USA and Cuba. After the Haiti earthquake, for instance, ARDF assisted church communities through an Anglican-affiliated clean water mission.
Contributions to this hurricane relief effort will go to the Anglican diocese best positioned to coordinate the emergency relief. Should an Anglican diocese not be present, ARDF will work through one of our trusted partners to ensure that funds get to the local church. ARDF always works through the local church, so that people on the ground with the most reliable information can determine how and when to initiate rebuilding efforts.
Remember to pray for those who have lost their loved ones, their homes, and their livelihood. And continue to pray for those still in the storm’s path. Thank you for your partnership!
We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.
How you can help:
Pray: Join us in praying for the people of Haiti, Cuba, and the southeastern part of the United States who have experienced or will experience the devastation of Hurricane Matthew.
Give: If you would like to make a donation to assist, click “Donate Now” near the top of this page to online, or send a check to:
Anglican Relief & Development Fund
PO Box 645354
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-5354
Please put “Hurricane Matthew” in the memo line.