Over 2 million people in Haiti, about the population of Houston, TX were affected by Hurricane Matthew. Hundreds of people died and 1.4 million men, women and children are in need of emergency assistance. Catholic Relief Services and local church partners are playing a critical role to address the needs of the community.
Hurricane Matthew brought 145 mph winds, torrential rains and devastation to Haiti assuring a long season of recovery and rebuilding for one of the world’s poorest countries. More than ever, this year the children of that beleaguered nation who live in dire poverty—as well as the Dominican Republic—need the spiritual and emotional blessing the Box of Joy Christmas initiative will bring.