Thank you for helping Haiti
Submitted by Meril Cullinan on January 12, 2011
As Nothing But Nets supporters, we know you’re committed to helping others. One year ago today, we asked you turn your compassion you have for sending nets and saving lives to those affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Your response was overwhelming -- thousands of you joined the UN Foundation in helping the United Nations in Haiti by contributing to the UN’s Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF).
Including your contributions, the UN Foundation community has helped to raise nearly $4 million, with funds going to:
- The UN’s Central Emergency Relief Fund; to help provide food, medicine, water, and shelter immediately following the earthquake.
- The UN Development Program’s Cash-for-Work program; an initiative to offer Haitians temporary jobs while repairing the damage.
- The UN Population Fund; to provide maternal health kits and solar-powered street lamps to help keep women and girls safe at night.
Thanks to your support, Haiti has been able to start building back up. While there is still more work to be done -- and there will be for years to come -- Haitians have shown their resilience and determination. With the continued support of the UN and the international community, Haiti can recover from this disaster.
On behalf of the UN Foundation team, thank you for being there for the victims of the earthquake and for helping the UN help Haiti. To learn more about our work in Haiti and how you can contribute, please visit www.unfoundation.org/haiti.