In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Haiti is again trying to recover from the damage caused by high winds, torrential rains, and flooding, and is faced with fears of new cholera outbreaks and disease. Pinnacle has a long-standing relationship with Harmony Ministries in Haiti, led by our mission partner, Pastor Luc Deratus. We have led medical and hygiene-oriented trips there since before the earthquake of 2010, and a team will again be going in January 2017. This trip, already scheduled prior to the hurricane, will be focused on providing mobile clinics, providing health and hygiene education programs and feminine hygiene kits for girls in association with Days for Girls International, and assisting with rebuilding projects or other activities as determined by need at the time of the trip.
We collect donations of supplies and over-the-counter medicines, and coordinate with Blessings International which provides discounted country-specific medicines based on current conditions and needs. The team will purchase and transport those medicines and donated items to be used at the mobile clinics, with any remaining supplies left to stock Harmony Ministries’ pharmacy and clinic in Port-au-Prince.
The Mission team and Pastor Luc thank you for your prayers and support as they build back structures and lives.