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Haiti Disater Fund Mufti Day and Harvest Festival

Year 4 will be leading our Harvest Festival worship this Thursday and Friday at 2.15pm in the church.  All are welcome.

 

Our Harvest collection this year will be in aid of the Haiti disaster fund and on Friday 14 October we will have a mufti day in support of the Save the Children collection.  The details are below:-

Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm, slammed the southern coast of Haiti on Tuesday morning with winds of 145 mph, flooding and extensive damage.  In Haiti, the estimates are that over 800 people were killed.  Officials reported some 28,000 homes were damaged and up to 130,000 children are estimated to be out of school.  In total, up to five million people are estimated to be affected and the government has said that up to 350,000 people require immediate assistance.

 

Save the Children's work in Haiti spans more than 40 years supporting 131 schools, including 27 in the departments of Sud and Grand'Anse and 39 in Port-au-Prince.  This past week, we deployed an Emergency Response Team and our Emergency Health Unit, staffed by doctors and health experts from around the world focusing on:

  • Cholera prevention and basic health services.
  • Setting up "child-friendly spaces" to provide children unable to go to school with a safe and protected space supported by trained staff, while their parents deal with the aftermath of the storm.
  • Stockpiling non-food items including hygiene kits, baby items, household kits, mosquito nets and jerry cans, which will be used in coming days.

Please make your don

http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/about-us/emergencies/hurricane-matthewation directly to the fund using the link below and on our website:-

Thank you.

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