a regional co ordinated recovery and rehabilitation plan for the YMCA of Haiti.
"Communications continue to be very limited and difficult, and we anxiously await word of their situation."
Y focused on helping youth and the poorest people in the country. They have three program sites (Port Au Prince, Camp Perrin and Ste. Suzanne) established in 2001 with support from the YMCA of Montreal.
"We know these numbers are higher and climbing.
"In Northumberland, we are asking our staff, volunteers, members and community to consider joining us in our support of our YMCA partners in Haiti, or to make a donation to the Canadian Red Cross for their immediate relief efforts," Mireault said.
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Financial support will go through YMCA Canada directly to colleagues in the Dominican Republic to begin their work. Anyone wishing to Prada Sunglasses Pink Frame support these efforts can contact Mireault at 905 372 4318 ext. 309.
Estimates made three days after the 7.0 earthquake indicate three million Haitians (one third of the population) had been affected, with tens of thousands homeless and dead.
The main activities of the YMCA Konbit Youth Centre in Port Au Prince include HIV/AIDS prevention training for youth volunteers (who then work in the community), leadership training, a reading club, homework help, English classes, sports and cultural dance activities and discussion groups.
each made an immediate contribution of $5,000 (US) to YMCA of Haiti Emergency Appeal. Funds will support immediate and long term needs.
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"We have been able to confirm that the YMCA CEO, Gwenael Apollon well known and respected by the Canadian YMCA movement and his family are safe, but he has not been able to reach the YMCA centres to determine the status of the buildings or the safety of his colleagues, volunteers and youth involved in their programs," according to Happy Mireault, YMCA Northumberland director of development and international program.
In co ordination with local relief agencies, the YMCA of Dominican Republic is leading an assessment and relief mission to Haiti.
Though the full scope of the need of the YMCA of Haiti is not yet known, it will be significant. Funds raised through the YMCA World Alliance appeal will support Prada Handbags Black Leather
LocalYpart of movement to aid Haitian counterpart
In the aftermath of the massive earthquake that struck Haiti last week, YMCA Northumberland and the Y movement around the world have come together to assist the YMCA of Haiti.
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