Expanding Hope Into Our Global Community.
Lift Haiti is a campaign that is looking to send a group of young adults to Haiti for a week this May.
It has been almost 3 years since the detrimental Haiti Earthquake and the country is still suffering.
The team is being sent via Cpr-3 to bless a community in need. Previous teams have built a school, a church, a hospital, have run children's camps, and planted Moringa Trees.
Allocated Apparel is selling merchandise to support the initiative. The proceeds from your purchase will go towards funding the building supplies and other team expenses required for this years project.
- 7.0 Magnitude Quake struck near Port au Prince on January 12, 2010
- 3,500,000 people were affected by the quake. 220,000 people were estimated to have died and 300,000+ people were injured
- Over 188,383 houses were badly damaged and 105,000 were destroyed by the earthquake (293,383 in total), 1.5m people became homeless
- After the quake there were 19 million cubic metres of rubble and debris in Port au Prince
- 60% of Government and administrative buildings, 80% of schools in Port-au-Prince and 60% of schools in the South and West Departments were destroyed or damaged
- Over 600,000 people left their home area in Port-au-Prince and mostly stayed with host families
- At its peak, one and a half million people were living in camps including over 100,000 at critical risk from storms and flooding
Our team will be doing a number of tasks that are needed including participation in The Moringa Project which involves the preparation, planting and harvesting of Moringa trees to fight malnourishment and to stimulate economic activity.
The Moringa tree's leaves are very high in protein and contain all of the essential amino acids, including two amino acids that are especially important for children’s diets. Moringa is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree that grows even in marginal soils and with very little care.
Nutritional analyses show that the leaves from this tree Moringa leaves are also packed with essential vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins A and C. Delivering such powerful nutrition, these leaves have the potential of obliterating malnutrition and related diseases in developing countries.
Our team will be participating in high density planting that will yield high impact harvest, providing nutrition to the greatest number of children and families in Haiti.