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Dear TUT friends,

Once again, your help is needed by Athletic Haiti and by the thousands of children we serve.

 

URGENT HELP NEEDED AFTER HURRICANE MATTHEW!!!!!

UPDATE:

We sent our employees to the South to assist and assess the situation, after hearing dire news on the radio about starvation and cholera taking lives so fast that the bodies are buried in mass graves.  The report we received from our own staff confirms these news.  The critical human crisis makes our own recovery efforts seem so insignificant.  For the people outside of Haiti, I would like to compare this disaster to the aftermath of the earthquake in 2010.

The 2010 earthquake, took a lot of human  lives and infrastructure damage,  but the immediate urgency in the weeks following the earthquake was spent on finding survivors.  The bleeding was contained after the big event and some after shocks, allowing international  relief agencies and governmental agencies to  get in place and start giving water and food.  Most of the damage was situated within 2 hours parameters from the capital, Port au Prince, making access easier after the earthquake.

In contrast, Hurricane Matthew’s eye hit the southern tip of Haiti and moved north, with the most damaging west side sweeping like a big monster across the sSouth and Southwest,  and Northwest, the agricultural region of Haiti.

  • Estimated casualties of 271 deaths according to the Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) up to 842 deaths according to international media (The Telegraph).
  • 191 temporary shelters are housing 61,537 displaced individuals according to The Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation (Le Ministre de la Planification et de la Coopération Externe, MPCE).
  • Communication networks with the Grand Anse departments are partially operational since Friday morning and phone lines with Nippes department are heavily affected .
  • A key bridge connecting the Southern Peninsula to the rest of the country,
    La Digue bridge in Petit Goave, had collapsed on Tuesday 4 October. Land access to the most affected areas remains extremely difficult.  A temporary bridge is being built to provide access to relief trucks.
  • Initial, though incomplete reports from the Southern Peninsula, describe more than 28,000 damaged houses.
  • The storm wrecked most crops and killed 350,350 animals in southern Haiti, leaving the residents without a source of food.  Our employees took food and water to their immediate families who are stuck without electricity, water or food.  They came back with incredible stories of human suffering and cholera epidemics causing bodies to be buried in mass graves.
  • 740 shelters and 279 latrines destroyed or damaged in camps in Port-Prince,
  • Cholera epidemic from lack of clean water and sanitation after Hurricane Matthew is killing people in 2-3 days, resulting in mass graves.  There are no hospital or medical clinics within hours of the most affected people in the mountains.
  • 80% of electricity network destroyed in the Southern peninsula.

 

 

PLEASE HELP US RECOVER:

 

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Monthly Donations as little as $5,$10, or $20 per month can see one kid succeed by attending school, getting books, and a warm daily meal.




 

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OUR IMMEDIATE NEEDS

After assessing the damages to our programs and speaking to our local directors in the south and in Cite Soleil, we are submitting this post Hurricane Matthew damage report, with the estimate spreadsheet attached.

Here is the recap from FLADH’s facilities  the situation in the South and in Cite Soleil:

Our School in the South

The school in Saint Louis De Sud was flooded.  The roof was damaged by wind.

The well is clogged with mud and the pump is not working.

Septic system clogged

The electrical is damaged

The generator is damaged

Food storage flooded- rice and beans destroyed

 Our Center in Cite Soleil

Well pump not working

Septic System clogged

Soccer fields are water logged by flood and mud

Food storage- water damaged

Health

Cases of Cholera related death rising in the south- 400 deaths so far.  Our kids and their families in the South are right in the path of the Outbreak.

No clean water

Livestock and human bodies being buried in mass graves

No food, no water

No emergency relief

Conclusion

We need to provide in order of priorities the following:

  1. Emergency food and water,
  2. Oral dehydration kits
  3. Medicine
  4. Get school back in session
  5. Get sports program back in session
  6. Repair wells and infrastructure
  7. Increase security in the south

 

FONDATION L’ATHLETIQUE D’HAITI   FLADH

OCTOBER 16TH 2016

REPAIRS NEEDED DESCRIPTION QUANTITY UNIT COST- US dollars TOTAL
WELL Repair pump-clean debris 1 $4,500.00 $4,500.00
PLUMBING Replace broken pipes 10 meters $35.00 per linear meter $350.00
ROOF Replace metal and beams 20 squares meter $165 per square meter $3,300.00
ELECTRICAL Repair electrical 1 $750.00 $750.00
MASONRY FIX HURICANE DAMAGE 1 $4,850.00 $4,850.00
GENERATOR REPLACE 1 $4,900.00 $4,900.00
CLEAN UP CLEAN UP AND HAUL AWAY HURRICANE DEBRIS 120 CUBIC METER $10 PER CUBIC METER $1,200.00
SUBTOTAL $19,850.00
FOOD- EIGHT  WEEKS EMERGENCY
RICE RESTOCK FLOOD DAMAGED FOOD SUPPLIES 400-25 kl BAGS $16 PER BAG $6,400.00
BEANS RESTOCK FLOOD DAMAGED FOOD SUPPLIES 400 X 25 kl bag $18.00 PER BAG $7,200.00
WATER/SANITATION TEMPORARY TRUCK LOADS UNTIL WELL IS FIXED 10TRUCK LOADES FOR 4 WEEKS $180/ TRUCK $1,800.00
SUBTOTAL $15,400.00
HEALTH-CHOLERA PREVENTION
REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM Our water is now too salty to use with filtration 1 $12,000.00 $12,000.00
CHLORINE TABLETS Drinking water purification 500 $200 $200.00
CHOLERA ORS KITS ORAL REHYDRATION SALTS 2000 2 $4,000.00
MEDICAL SUPPLIES ANTIOBITICS, ANTI NAUSEA 2000 PACKS $2.00 $4,000.00
SUBTOTAL $20,200.00
TOTAL NEEDED $55,450.00

 

 

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Monthly Donations as little as $5,$10, or $20 per month can see one kid succeed by attending school, getting books, and a warm daily meal.




 

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Dear Friends,

It is with a heavy heart that I bring you this damage report from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.  This is the second day of our damage assessment in our main center, Cite Soleil.  Our sport and soccer fields are all under mud and trash from the flood run offs of Hurricane Matthew.   We still have not heard from everyone, and we hope that they are safe.   We had some wind damage to our buildings.  Our food storage in Cite Soleil was flooded.  We had bags of rice and beans stored for the next 90 days and they are gone.   Since we feed 2000 kids per day, the situation is dire.  Our  water pump and well is damaged from flowing debris and mud.  That pump served the population around our school.  Our recycling center’s compost is saturated and that was also a source of income for our center.   There is no clean water, and cholera cases are rising.

In the south, we understand that our school in Saint Louis Du Sud has been flooded.  Communication with our staff is very sporadic, due to lack of power and cell coverage.  We are still waiting on damage reports from the South.  We are so thankful that we have had no human casualties reported from our circle of children and employees, and will keep praying that it will stay that way.

Our Moringa trees lost their leaves, which we were counting on for a money crop for dietary supplements and to add protein to our kids’ meals.

Generally,  we are told by the families of our children that their meager belongings are damaged in the flood and mud.  The farmers among them lost their crops and livestock, their meager defenses against famine.  We are begging for your donations to help Athletic of Haiti come through for our communities and our kids and staff.

 

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Members of an evangelic church attend church damaged by Hurricane Matthew, in the commune of Roche-a-Bateaux, in Les Cayes, in the southwest of Haiti, on October 16, 2016. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced distress October 15 at the "absolute devastation" caused by the deadly hurricane in Haiti, and disappointment at the little emergency aid reaching the struggling nation. / AFP / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of an evangelic church attend church damaged by Hurricane Matthew, in the commune of Roche-a-Bateaux, in Les Cayes, in the southwest of Haiti, on October 16, 2016.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced distress October 15 at the “absolute devastation” caused by the deadly hurricane in Haiti, and disappointment at the little emergency aid reaching the struggling nation. / AFP / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
A boy smiles while carrying a blanket on his head after Hurricane Matthew hit Jeremie, Haiti, October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSS6GL
A boy smiles while carrying a blanket on his head in Jeremie, Haiti, October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RTSS6GL
TOPSHOT - Sara (66) walks after receiving a food delivery for the World Food Programme in the commune of Maniche, in Les Cayes, in the south west of Haiti, on October 17, 2016. Haiti faces a humanitarian crisis that requires a "massive response" from the international community, the United Nations chief said , with at least 1.4 million people needing emergency aid following last week's battering by Hurricane Matthew. / AFP / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT – Sara (66) walks after receiving a food delivery for the World Food Programme in the commune of Maniche, in Les Cayes,/ AFP / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
A U.N. peacekeeper from Senegal fires tear gas in front of a truck carrying food aid, as troops clash with rock-throwing neighborhood residents outside a U.N. base in Les Cayes, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. Residents said clashes with the peacekeepers began when trucks carrying food aid arrived at the base. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
A U.N. peacekeeper from Senegal fires tear gas in front of a truck carrying food aid,  (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Monthly Donations as little as $5,$10, or $20 per month can see one kid succeed by attending school, getting books, and a warm daily meal.




FONDATION ATHLETIC OF HAITI BEFORE HURRICANE MATTHEW

Boby Duval, L’Athletique d’Haiti, Cite Soleil, FC Toro, Soccer Game, Port Au Prince, Haiti, 11-10-2012

Soccer Game, footall, kids, school children, Port Au Prince, Haiti, 11-10-2012
Soccer Game, footall, kids, school children, Port Au Prince, Haiti

Free warm meals

Boby Duval, L’Athlétique d’Haïti, Athletics of Haiti, Soccer, Cite Soliel, Port Au Prince Haiti, 11-28-2011

Foundationn, L'Athletique d'Haiti,kids eating and writing thank you letters, Haiti 2013

 

Boby Duval, L’Athlétique d’Haïti, Athletics of Haiti, Soccer, Cite Soliel, Port Au Prince Haiti, 11-28-2011

OUR SOCCER FIELDS

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Boby Duval, L’Athlétique d’Haïti, Athletics of Haiti, Soccer, Cite Soliel, Port Au Prince Haiti, 11-28-2011
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L'athletique d'Haiti, Cite Soleil Haiti, 11-19-2012

This school was built with the support of Kellogg Foundation and Digicel Foundation

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School in Cite Soleil

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Foundation, L'Athletique d'Haiti, program children, Cite Soleil, Haiti 2013
Boby and the kids

 

 

AFTER HURRICANE MATTHEW:

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DAMAGES IN THE SOUTH

(Photos below are courtesy of Getty Images and Reuters)

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WE NEED YOUR HELP

We could not have supported over 20,000 kids over the last twenty years without support from generous spirit like you.  All your contribution flows to food, schooling, books and sports equipment for our kids.  We invite you to come visit our kids, or start a pen pal session with some of them.  All we ask is for small, but consistent donations of $5, $10, $25, or $50 per month. Parents have encouraged their kids to support our program as a way to teach them about philanthropy.  Or if you prefer a one time donation, we would be so grateful.

WE ARE A LEGITIMATE HAITIAN FOUNDATION.  

In the past 20 years, Robert Duval has worked tirelessly with loyal donors to serve over 20,000 kids by  providing  FREE:  sports programs, schooling, school books and uniforms, shoes, daily warm meals, education, travel for international sport competition and vocational training.  Meet our kids on Facebook

If you google “Robert Duval”, “Athletique D’Haiti”, “Athletic Haiti”, “Boby Duval CNN Hero”, you will see hundreds of references, all validating the work that Boby Duval has done to support the children in the poorest slums of Haiti for the past 20 years.  Check out our videos.

Boby Duval has received multiple awards and recognition from US Presidents, Head of States, and large NGOs and Foundations.  We are recognized by the Haitian government as an essential  non profit charity for children in Haiti.

If you need references, we can provide personal  testimonials from our partners in the US:

Operations USA

http://www.opusa.org/

Habitat For Humanity International  

http://www.habitat.org/

Kellogg Foundation    

https://www.wkkf.org/

Inter-American Development Bank

International Red Cross

American Red Cross

Digicel Foundation

United Nations Development Programme

Unicef

We can also provide you with a tax exemption letter from our partners, Operations USA, a US 501(c)k IRS non profit. For this option, please contact us prior  to donating, and we will get you in contact with Operations USA for the donation process for this option.

 

DONATE KNOWING THAT YOUR MONEY WILL GO DIRECTLY TO BUY FOOD, WATER, BOOKS AND PROVIDE FREE, FREE, FREE SERVICES TO CHILDREN WHO HAVE NOTHING.  THERE IS NO ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS TAKEN OUT OF YOUR DONATIONS.  

HURRICANE MATTHEW RECOVERY- Your one time donation will help fix our flood ravaged schools and soccer fields, fix the our damaged well and pump to provide fresh water the kids and community and prevent cholera; replenish our flooded food for the kids and fix the flooded soccer fields.  Athletic will also help out the families of our students and employees with a modest sum to replace their clothing and basic hygiene items.

 

ONE TIME DONATION




 

Monthly Donations as little as $5,$10, or $20 per month can see one kid succeed by attending school, getting books, and a warm daily meal.




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