Hurricane Matthew brought widespread damage to Haiti and to the East Coast of the United States earlier this month. To support relief efforts in Matthew’s wake, the Cardinal Health Foundation made a donation of $25,000 to World Vision International, a relief and development organization that combines staff efforts with donations and donated goods to fight poverty around the world. Cardinal Health is also donated products to be used in relief efforts.
“We have chosen to support World Vision’s emergency response efforts both in Haiti and in the Eastern United States,” says Dianne Radigan, VP, Community Relations. “World Vision has a sound track record of reaching those most devastated by poverty and natural disasters—particularly children.”
In addition, the Cardinal Health Foundation matched employees’ personal contributions to World Vision.
Matthew is the largest storm to hit Haiti in 52 years. It killed at least 1,000 and left more than 175,000 people without homes. Most food stocks have been ruined and crops destroyed. In addition, a spike in cholera cases is further taxing relief efforts. According to the United Nations, more than a million people are in need of urgent assistance. World Vision is providing clean water, roofing kits, blankets, hygiene kits and other essentials to families in the hardest-hit areas.
In the United States, Matthew left more than 35 people dead and thousands of homes flooded and without power, impacting North and South Carolina the most. World Vision is working with local partners to support coastal communities, and last week, began sending truckloads of supplies to the region.
You can learn more about World Vision’s response to the hurricane’s damage here