To continue to provide assistance to Haiti in both the short and long term, FAVACA is looking for donations which will be going directly to the relief effort. Donations can be made by visiting our website at http://www.favaca.org/?q=node/30. FAVACA is diligently working toward re-establishing communication with our local partners. Once a clearer picture of need on the ground and logistics can be made we would welcome volunteers to provide training and technical assistance. However, we are not currently sending volunteers until a clearer picture of how we can most effectively help is established.
If you wish to assist immediately in the relief effort, a click here for a list of organizations which are providing relief assistance to Haiti.
Thanks willingness to help!
Since its inception, FAVACA has supported over 350 volunteer projects to Haiti providing 530 technical experts and training nearly 7,930 individuals in a wide range of expertise. Due to the impact of natural disasters, FAVACA focuses special attention on disaster preparedness and mitigation. List below are several examples of projects FAVACA has supported in disaster preparedness from 2000-2009.
- FIRE RESCUE SAFETY- . Nathan Lasseur, West Palm Beach County Fire Department, Gayle Nye of Florida Heart CPR
- EVACUATION PLAN AND FIRE SAFETY FOCUS FOR CAP HAITIEN HOSPITAL- Nathan Lasseur, West Palm Beach County Fire Department, Gayle Nye of Florida Heart CPR, Robert Belizaire from Westin Fire Rescue, Florida; and Gina Lasseur, Palm Beach nurse.
The earthquake on January 12, 2010 killed 230,000, wounded 300,000 and rendered 1.2 million homeless. Half the buildings in Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and Leogane have been destroyed including 23 hospitals. This crisis is of epic proportions will take a sustained, long-term commitment to meet Haiti's needs. For more than 25 years, FAVACA has worked in Haiti supporting over 350 training projects with 800 volunteer technical experts impacting 8,000 individuals. FAVACA is currently raising funds to help Haitians recover and rebuild after this tragic disaster. You can help by:
- Donating to FAVACA by visiting www.favaca.org
- Signing up to volunteer
- Encouraging your friends to get involved, including through Facebook
- Hosting an event in your home or local community
FAVACA is responding to our partners' requests for training in structural assessment, shelter management, emergency telecommunications, logistics, disaster preparedness/mitigation, sanitation, nutrition, emergency response and post-trauma counseling. We have also provided funding for feeding centers in communities around Port-au-Prince. FAVACA is actively searching for Haitian Creole or French-speaking individuals to volunteers in these areas.