We have left for Haiti, and upon return this blog will be updated. The plans are to stay in a children's hospital while in Haiti. In our briefings we have been told that there are 25,000 people now surrounding one of the orphanages and it is no longer safe, the exterior walls have been pushed over by the sheer numbers of people in serious need looking for aid. So we cannot stay there, but a hospital will be reasonably safe to sleep in at night. We will be sure to bring back a complete view - with photos of how things are going in Haiti. Keep checking back for what is happening! A special thanks to all those who care about Haiti - your donations are helping in this terrible situation.
Our travel arrangements to arrive back home are not settled.... so far there are no seats on any planes to bring us back.. But we will see how this goes....
The children of America are concerned about the children in Haiti. After several conversations with children about 'what are the children doing without food?" I reassure them that their moms love them and we are all helping them to get fed everyday. It helps their little worried hearts to bring food to MAH.
Schools... Sunday School classes.... Kids Clubs... Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts plus families are all bringing donations to us to ship their supplies to children in need.
Kujawa Elementary International Baccalaureate World School donated supplies for Hait. And these children gathered donations for weeks to send with Moms Against Hunger. I am so proud of them and their teachers. Truly these children are learning how to be world citizens and care for all peoples.
Together we carried boxes and bags from the school to the truck.
Their little hands lifted and tugged and heaved heavy supplies up inside the truck. It was cold and rainy but no one complained they were all excited to be a part of the solution for Haiti.
Special thanks to the 4th grade class! I will be sure to tell the Haitian children the messages you gave to me to tell them.
Two Girl Scouts also came by the school and gave me messages to tell the Haitian children. "Please tell them we are sorry and we care, and we are sending what we can to help them in the earthquake. We hope you get better soon!"
What a great school - thank you for teaching the children values beyond simple learning skills.
Tomball High School gathers supplies and delivers them to Moms Against Hunger for Haiti. Thank you to all the students who gave to help the suffering moms and dads and children who survived the catastrophic earthquake. And thanks to the teachers who guided the students and took time to bring the trailer full of goods to MAH!
Out of all the things that are so needful to a mom.... here is one thing you can send that she will appreciate. Diapers. I need all sizes please.
The Houston Police Department arrives with supplies ready for MAH to load and ship on the next container.
Thanks for caring!
Supplies of all kinds have been collected by each HPD Unit and brought to MAH. Sergeant Babb has been a big help. And it's just in time because the next container is being loaded to ship to Haiti - #3.
And here it is leaving our warehouse yard. Container is jam packed.... and painted on all four sides as to who it's from and who it's going to. (Can't get our containers mixed up or lost in the port!!) Thanks HPD your donations will be arriving in Haiti soon!!
The June flood in southern Alberta is the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history.The latest estimate of the insured property damage now exceeds $1.7 billion. Four people died and 100,000 others were forced from their homes by days of torrential rain, prompting states of emergency in Calgary and several other communities. Moms Against Hunger sent funds to help families with emergency supplies in the immediate days following this disaster.
Cambodia is in the middle of the human trafficking nightmare. Our partners have been very involved in helping to recover, sustain and offer opportunities to children and young women caught in such terrible misery. Feeding the hungry is part of the program to help.....
COSTA RICA... where the children in poverty are vulnerable to diseases, virus's and sickness due to poor nutrition and hunger, The pictures tell the story of hungry children and helping moms.
This is an area in the Dominican Republic that is called 'Little Haiti', and it is filled with poor Haitians who fled Haiti looking for a better life. The children here do not attend school, nor is there a job source in the area for the adults to work at. MAH offers food to these helpless children who stay hungry all the time.
A typhoon hit the tiny island of Fiji and caused major flooding which ruined a majority of the crops. Moms Against Hunger was contacted and asked if we would ship a container of food to them to help provide meals for children during this crisis season. With our partners help we shipped 250,000 meals to the children of Fiji.
Guatemala is one of the poorest nations in Latin America. The needs of the children and elderly in this nation are often ignored, and without any social services. Our longstanding commitment to this beautiful but poor country is ongoing.
We were able to ship 18 containers into Haiti after the earthquake. Our efforts provided 2 million baby wipes, food, water, water purifiers, blankets, hygiene goods, coolers, shoes, tools and medical supplies.
The massive tornado's that swept through Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky were terrifying to the families that survived them. Our heartfelt response to them was gratefully accepted as thousands were without food and water and living with damaged or destroyed homes. This effort took hundreds of people to help their neighbors through this ordeal.
Hurricane Katrina was a category 5 Hurricane, that hit New Orleans and surrounding areas. It was the costliest natural disaster in the history of the USA. We provided shelter for a total of 1,000 people over the course of 1 month. We provided shelter, food, clothing and a safe place to think about the future and what to do next. In the shock of what had happened, we respected the privacy of our families and did not allow photos to be taken overall.
Serving families in the aftermath of a hurricane has always been an area that Moms Against Hunger serves in. Every family needs the emotional support and care of a mother in such a time. Our care helps to provide for instant foods, practical supplies and items for small children during the immediate hours after Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana.
Hurricane Sandy was the second largest disaster in US history. Moms Against Hunger served the families in Staten Island hot meals and support during the weeks following it.. Our help made the difference in thousands of shocked families trying to cope with the complete loss of their homes and businesses.
The tornado in Moore Oklahoma and surrounding small town areas was devastating! Not only were homes and businesses destroyed but also two schools taking the lives of 23 people including children. 2013 Moore tornado was an EF5 tornado that struck on the afternoon of May 20, 2013