TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Hurricane Matthew is one of the most powerful storms to impact Haiti and Jamaica in over a decade. Food For The Poor Canada is on high alert and now accepting cash donations to relieve some of the devastating effects that this storm will bring. Your donations are the fastest, most efficient way to help those people most affected. It will allow relief agencies in Haiti and Jamaica, working with Food For The Poor, to quickly gather and distribute supplies of food, shelter and pharmaceuticals.
Food For The Poor has been a careful steward of its donors' money for 35 years. Internationally, they have built over 65,000 homes in Jamaica and Haiti, and supported the distribution of food and medicines across the islands. In times of disaster, Food For The Poor is an important partner in facilitating supply distribution for relief agencies such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army.
Already, Food For The Poor is fully engaged in supporting the hurricane Matthew disaster relief effort. Over 30 containers are on their way to Haiti and 20 containers to Jamaica.
Your contributions will be used to purchase, ship and distribute emergency supplies of food, shelter and pharmaceuticals.
Hurricane Matthew Relief - Food For The Poor Canada
"Our hearts are hurting for the devastation in Haiti and Jamaica from Hurricane Matthew. The people of Haiti, in particular, do not have the reserve to handle yet another disaster in such a short period of time.
Food For The Poor has built over 13,000 homes since the earthquake in 2010; we will continue to care for our brothers and sisters in Haiti and Jamaica," according to Samantha Mahfood, Executive Director, Food For The Poor Canada.
Three ways you can help:
Canadians can donate online at http://www.foodforthepoor.ca and choose the button "Donate Now To Hurricane Matthew Relief." You will land on the campaign page to make your donation.
Cheques can be mailed to:
Food For The Poor Canada
164 Melrose Ave.
Toronto, On, M5M 1Y7
Deposits to Food For The Poor of Canada, Inc. at any Toronto Dominion Bank – Account # 0512 0513767
Tax receipts will be issued if name and address is provided.
SOURCE Food For The Poor Canada
For further information: Other contact info: Samantha Mahfood, Executive Director, Food For The Poor Canada, Phone: 647 350 7269, Email: [email protected] Visit Us at: www.foodforthepoor.ca. BN : 890759970RR0001. Registered as: FOOD FOR THE POOR OF CANADA, INC