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The Haitian Home Town Association Resource Group (HHTARG) to raise $1 million (USD) that will bring relief to those affected by Hurricane Matthew

The Haitian Home Town Association Resource Group (HHTARG) launches the 2016 Sustainable Haiti Relief Fund on October 4, 2016.

New York, NY—October 4, 2016

Hurricane Matthew made landfall in the southeast coast of Haiti as a category 4, ripping through at 140 MPH winds. Casualties are expected to be high and the destruction comparable or worse to past historical Hurricanes. The HHTARG announces the launch of a fundraising effort to bring relief. “Our goal is to provide immediate relief to those affected by Hurricane Matthew,” explained Pierre Labaze, Board member of the Resource Group.

The funds will be used to provide clothing, housing, and food, purchase raw material that will be necessary for the rebuilding effort and to reinforce local businesses in a sustainable way. Additionally, the 2016 Sustainable Haiti Relief Fund will provide social and economic support to those affected by the storm.

By swiftly and efficiently supporting local businesses, creating jobs, promoting education, preventing diseases, and rebuilding communities, the 2016 Sustainable Haiti Relief Fund will supply the necessary assistance where and when it is truly needed.

HHTARG is partnering with HomeTown Associations, international organizations, local municipalities, and businesses to bring relief in a sustainable way that helps the Haitian people maintain their dignity at a time where they feel most vulnerable.

About the Haitian Home Town Association Resource Group

Founded in 2008, the Haitian Hometown Associations Resource Group (HHTARG) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation whose main purpose is to link the diaspora with Haiti to achieve development.

HHTARG supports organizations working in and for Haiti while strengthening relationships between the international donor community, financial players, and government actors for the purpose of development initiatives in Haiti. HHTARG is also a place for investors, social enterprises, and business leaders to learn about investment opportunities in Haiti, acting as a critical link between Haitians living abroad and the institutions that serve them and facilitating the exchange of knowledge and capital to accelerate social and economic development in Haiti. For more information visit http://hhtarg.org

MEDIA CONTACT

Marcien Pierre
Chair, HHTARG
E: Marcien1@hhtarg.org
T: 516-841-7238

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