Money and medicine needed for Haiti relief operation, says leader of NJ aid group
NJ 4 Haiti is aiding relief efforts in Haiti by gathering supplies and funding
Hospitals in Haiti are being overwhelmed by survivors of last weekend’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake. The death toll is now nearly 2,000. Another nearly 10,000 Haitians are injured. That toll is expected to rise with many people missing. Search and rescue efforts are being put on hold due to heavy rains and wind sweeping through the country causing mudslides and blocking access to roads.
UNICEF estimates that 1.2 million people have been impacted by the natural disaster, the latest in a string of devastating events for the island nation still reeling from the assassination of President Jovenel Moise just last month.
Stan Neron, co-founder of the group NJ 4 Haiti, whose team is part of the relief effort, said, financial donations “are what’s most important right now to really support the Haitian people.” He urged people to not send clothing and food but to focus on funding and medical supplies.
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