Amurtel supporting recovery in Maui, Hawaii
The devastating fire that left most of Lahaina in ashes burned over 2,000 structures, mostly homes, and estimates are that more than 500 people have died. 111 bodies have been found, but only 3% of the area has been covered and many people are missing with the recovery effort ongoing.
Below is a report from Steve Phillips, general manager of Local Harvest, Amurt/Amurtel volunteer, and resident of Lahiana.
All donations will be used to provide food and other basic necessities for those effected by this horrific fire. Thank you for your support.
Didi and the Children Evacuating Port au Prince!
The time has come to relocate our children at Amurtel’s center in Port au Prince Haiti.
Why Leave? We have closely monitored the increasing violence in and around Port au Prince over the past year. Bullets were recently found in our playground, and with gunfire becoming a normal part of each day, along with the mounting death toll in neighboring communities, it is clear it is too dangerous for the children to stay.
AMURTEL, directed and managed by women, provides disaster relief and works with women and children to build local capacity. With a focus on community self-direction, our projects target progressive education, financial self-sufficiency, health, and the creation of nurturing homes for children in need.
AMURTEL provides immediate disaster relief in the aftermath of natural and human-made disasters. Partnering with other organizations, we provide basic needs to the affected communities, including food, and medical care and post-disaster cleanup. To support recovery from trauma, we establish child friendly spaces and provide psychosocial support.