October 6 Hurricane Matthew Update
After addressing the immediate need, our next concern will be hygiene/cholera and then long-term needs, since all crops and most livestock just plain gone. A big part of GOALS’ role will be helping communities to get back to daily life and normalcy on their own by continuing to work our network of local soccer coaches and community leaders. Reopening schools and soccer fields helps life to get back to normal, and, providing jobs in local areas will be critical.
Behind the scenes, our staff has been working around the clock, partnering to provide logistical support to other aid groups, allowing them to hit the ground faster and more efficiently. See our partner coalition below.
The photos and reports from other areas in Haiti are devastating. While GOALS will be lending logistical and translation support to recovery in these areas. GOALS own work will be focused on the four villages in Leogane where we have networks and existing programs. Our ongoing programs impact 400 children daily, but we will be supporting all those impacted in these areas, an estimated 6000 people.
Here are our very trusted friends and partners, should you choose to support their work in other areas of Haiti: