Hurricane Matthew swept through Haiti Oct 4th with rain continuing through out the week. Jacmel was just east of the eye of this hurricane but sustained high winds and a lot of rain!

The children and staff at La Concorde remain safe. They all stayed together in the dining hall through the worst of the storm. None of the buildings at La Concorde were damaged and for that we are very thankful.

The recovery after is very difficult. There is minimal infrastructure and everyone was already in a survival mode prior to the storm.  At La Concorde we are in need of bottled water. Our well is contaminated and we need power to pump it. The electricity is out and may be for awhile. The good news is we do have a generator just no diesel fuel at this time.  La Concorde did lose the garden in the back of the property and will need to purchase more food.

We have a group planning to travel Oct 23rd we are accepting donations to purchase, water, food and fuel at this time. Please visit our website to make a donation or you can send a check to PO Box 885, Spencer, Iowa 51301.

We are thankful for the safety of our project and we pray for all people in Haiti and other countries who have suffered because of this storm.