Flood in Haiti: Contribution Options

Haiti Democracy Project

Centuria Group/CAM (MS Word)
Haiti's chamber of commerce American Chamber of Commerce in Haiti
Pan-American Development Foundation

CARE

Caritas

Fonkoze

The latest floods in Haiti call on our common humanity. The Haiti Democracy Project is collecting funds for a relief effort overseen in Haiti by our associate Arielle Jean-Baptiste. We are also raising money for our long-term support of governance in Haiti.

To contribute to the victims through the Haiti Democracy Project, please click on the above button and designate your contribution "flood drive." To contribute to our general program, leave the designation blank.

You may also mail contributions to Haiti Democracy Project, 2303 17th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009. Again, designate "flood drive, " or to support the general program, leave blank. All flood-relief contributions through the Haiti Democracy Project will go 100 percent to the victims. The project takes no overhead.

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Gonaïves death waters Photojournalism by prizewinning Haitian reporter Nancy Roc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message from Arielle Jean-Baptiste, associate of the Haiti Democracy Project, September 22, 2004:

I have been in Haiti for the last month. Some of you were aware of my presence here, others not. I am writing all of you today because I know all of you have Haiti in your hearts.

I am sure you all have read about the Gonaïves area being flooded by the tropical storm Jeanne. It is worse than that. Ninety-five percent of the city of Gonaïves is destroyed. People are living in horrible conditions in mud and water. The water as of today had not receded. I just spoke to two people who came back and they are all crying because it is so hard. Gonaïves is living through a humanitarian catastrophe with 700 dead and 1050 unaccounted for. The hospital in Gonaïves is completely destroyed and all the sick who were there died during the storm. It is buried in mud. They need everything, from food, to water, to medicine. People are living on top of their houses. Cadavers of people and animals are floating all over the city and most of the houses have been destroyed. This is horrible.

My father is from Gonaïves and my uncle still lives there. I am planning a trip on Sunday to go and bring them food, water and clothes. Please keep them in your prayers and do whatever you can to help them out. The people of Gonaïves need our help and our support. They will need to rebuild their lives completely.

What I am doing here myself is collecting dollars and items directly. I am organizing a way here for the victims to get the stuff directly, clothes, $$, food etc...

Thank you for listening and God Bless.
Arielle

 

Update from Arielle:

As you can see we have opened an account for the Rescapes of Gonaives at the Sogebank. We are making arrangements to speak to the Director of CARE and to give them either the money or what we buy since they have the logistics for distribution. CARE works all over Gonaives and the NW. Here is the information if anyone would like to send some $$$$:
Instructions for Wire Transfer

Bank of America

ABA Number: 026009593

Account Number 6550 0 37923

In the name of SOGEBANK

Beneficiary's name and Account number with SOGEBANK

34-1100-364-7 Rescapes des Gonaives

Royal Bank of Canada

Toronto

Swift Address: ROYCCAT2

Account Number: 144-414-0-Canadian Dollar

406-285-7 US Dollars

In the name of Sogebank

For further credit:

Beneficiary's name and account number with SOGEBAN

34-1100-364-7 Rescapes des Gonaives

France: Credit Lyonais For SOGEBANK Rescape des Gonaives

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Message from a longtime supporter of the Haiti Democracy Project:

The mudslides have killed more than six hundred and affected more than two hundred thousand. Eighty percent of the farms in the area have been flooded and people have lost their homes and belongings. Gonaïves and Gros Morne are six feet under water. Haitians in the Diaspora and others need to help their sisters and brothers in Haiti by helping the affected communities get critical resources and supplies they urgently need. We need to help Haitians now in their struggle to build a better and democratic country.


Cher Compatriote,

Avec la mise en place d'une "CHAINE DE SOLIDARITE", La Chambre de Commerce
et d'Industrie d'Haiti, la AmCham, Sweet Micky et toute une pléiade
d'artistes haïtiens organisent SAMEDI 25 SEPTEMBRE 2004 dans les jardins de
la Sunauto à Chateaublond (Tabarre) une journée de 10:00AM à 6:00 PM pour
la récolte de fonds destines aux habitants de l'Artibonite et du
Nord'Ouest, notamment des Gonaives et ses environs.


Le nombre des victimes est encore inconnu... mais la catastrophe est
évidente !


La Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie vous convie tous à faire passer le
message pour que le marathon qui est planifie pour ce Samedi devienne la
preuve sans équivoque de la volonté citoyenne d'entraide de toute notre
société.


Participez avec nous ! Contactez nous soit par "e-mail" soit par téléphone.
Contactez la CCIH au 511-5821 ou au 222-2475 ou le 401-3503


Sunauto: 298-4643 a 298-4648


Sweet Micky: 558-0630


Les dons en nature ou en espèces peuvent être remis soit à la CCIH soit à
la Sunauto soit à la Station ESSO de Sainte Thérèse, Pétion-Ville.


LES CHEQUES sont à l'ordre de LA CROIX ROUGE HAITIENNE


Merci


Jean-Robert Argant
Vice-Président
La Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie d'Haiti
Cité de l'Exposition
B.P. 982
Port-au-Prince, Haïti
jrameco@ameconet.com
Téléphone: (509) 511-5821, 222-2475, 401-3503

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The American Chamber of Commerce in Haiti
Fundraising Drive For The Victims
Of The Floods of The Artibonite and Nord-Ouest Regions of Haiti

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Just as Amcham, The American Chamber of Commerce in Haiti, had done for the
Fonds Verettes victims in May, we are once again organizing a fundraising
drive for the victims of the Artibonite and Nord-Ouest regions. The money
raised for Fonds Verettes (approximately 12 million gourdes - 325,000 US
Dollars) was given in its entirety to the PanAmerican Development Fund
(PADF). A summary report of the use of these funds can be found on the
American Chamber of Haiti's website: amchamhaiti.org.


This fundraiser will be held at SunAuto in Tabarre. More that a dozen
artists (Wycleff Jean, Sweet Micky, Mizik Mizik, Rodrigue Milien, Jah
Nesta, Strings, Kompa Kreyol, Kriz, Gracia Delva etc...) are going to
perform during an 8-hour marathon this Saturday September 25, 2004 from
10:00AM - 6:00PM


Our movement is supported by all of the local Chambers of Commerce. All
proceeds will go to the Haitian Red Cross. They have promised to give us an
audited statement of their use of the funds that we will collect. This
report will be published in Le Matin, Le Nouvelliste and the American
Chamber in Haiti's website amchamhaiti.org.


Haiti needs your prayers and your generosity. If you wish to contribute to
this effort please use the following accounts:


1) From Haiti:


Account Name: CCIH / Croix Rouge / Gonaives
UNIBANK Account Number: 101-1011-563851 for gourdes transfers
UNIBANK Account Number: 101-1012-563860 for US$ transfers


2) From outside of Haïti:


Account Name: CCIH / Croix Rouge / Gonaives
UNIBANK Account Number: 101-1012-563860
Bank of Beneficiary:UNIBANK S.A. Port au Prince Haiti
Corresponding Bank: Bank of America
Account Number 1901 8 92336
ABA/ Routing: 066007681


Pray for us! If at any time we needed Divine intervention, This is IT!


Daniel-Gerard Rouzier
American Chamber of Commerce in Haiti
President
SUNAUTO S.A.
45, boulevard du 15 Octobre
Tabarre, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Phone: (509) 298-4646, (509) 513-4646
Fax: (509) 298-4649

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Note De Presse de l’Initiative Citoyenne (I.C)

Vendredi 24 septembre 2004

Dans le but de venir en aide aux zones récemment sinistrées du Nord, du Nord d’Ouest et particulièrement de l’Artibonite, l’Initiative Citoyenne (I.C), en collaboration avec l’Université Notre Dame d’Haiti (UNDH) branche Capoise et l’Institut Universitaire des Sciences Juridiques, Économiques et du Développement Régional (INUJED) , auxquels se sont joints la Chambre de Commerce, d’Industrie et des Professions du Nord (CCIPN), ainsi que le Comité d’Appui au Tourisme dans le Nord (TOURINORD) et le Rotary Club du Cap-Haitien, ont mis sur pied un Comité ad hoc chargé de recueillir des dons en nature et en espèces aux populations affectées. Une première caravane partira du Cap vers les Gonaives dès demain Samedi 25 Septembre 2004, car IL Y A URGENCE !!!!

Tout un chacun, dans un élan de solidarité, peut apporter sa contribution en nature au centre de dépôt Orélus Food sis à la rue 8 F-H (Ancienne Maison Novella) ou en espèces à la SOGEBANK sur le compte du dit Comité au numéro 13-010-6-471-1.

Ce comité, qui entend gérer ces contributions dans la plus parfaite transparence, s’engage d’ores et déjà à fournir des rapports détaillés et publics des entrées et sorties.

Pour tout renseignement, vous pouvez vous adresser á M. Fred DENIS, Directeur Exécutif de l’IC, au 262-5348 ou 431-3780.

Par ailleurs, le Comité se penche déjà sur la situation critique de l’Hôpital Justinien, suite á l’incendie du mercredi 22 septembre dernier, et vous fera part très bientôt de ses réflexions, suggestions et propositions d’action.

Soyez remerciés á l’avance de votre fraternelle solidarité.

Saul GAUTHIER (IC) Dr. Cary HECTOR (UNDH CAP)

Dr. Charles MANIGAT (INUJED)

Raoul AUGUSTE (CCIPN) Nicolas BUSSENIUS (T OURINORD)

Davilmar DEBREUS (Rotary Club Cap-Haitien)

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