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Haiti Earthquake 2021

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USA Today
'I got a soft spot for Haiti': Cardi B shares her support for Haiti after tragic earthquake
Local 10
South Florida organizations working hard to collect relief items and get them to Haiti
Fox News
Bethenny Frankel's BStrong mobilizes to help Haiti earthquake victims
CBS Miami
South Florida Organizations Working Around The Clock To Send Earthquake Relief Supplies To Haiti

Summary Stats

$ 0
Supplies Already Distributed
$ 0
Ship #2 (currently loading)
Local Stakeholder Recipients
Departement Zones served
Haitian Communities served to date
Haitian Trucks to Date
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Pallets of Aid
$ 0 M
In Vital Aid Supplies
Ship Delivered
Full ship runs in September

Phase 1:

Disaster Relief


In our 11 years of working in Haiti with 95 mission trips, we have learned many important lessons. In an effort to have the aid supply chain scaled and streamlined, here’s GEM Bstrong plan of action. 

We have charted the ship in video.

GEM will be loading approximately 40 UC Group semi-trucks with over 1000 pallets totaling over 4.5 M in relief supplies that will be shipped throughout September 2021.

Supplies will service 3 main Zones.

Zone A 

Departement Nippes 

Epicenter region Changeaux, L’Asilles, Anse de Veau

Zone B 

Departement Sud 

Les Cayes region

Zone C

Grande Anse 

Jeremie region

The supplies are donated to GEM through major partnerships such as Good360 Take2Hope, South Florida Caribbean Strong Ocean State Job Lot, USA 4 Vets, Goya Foods, Walmart, Amazon, and many more.

The first partial shipload will arrive at the port of Miragoane in the last week of August. The second in early September and the third in mid-September.

Any attempts to have large-scale public distributions would only lead to absolute chaos. To prevent this, we have partnered with reliable Haitian (only) community stakeholders and partners that operate year-round in the affected areas of the south coast.

Local Haitian orgs, Churches, Orphanages, Schools, and hospitals will be recipients of the life-sustaining supplies. Food, Beverages, Tents, blankets, air mattresses, and over-the-counter medical supplies will be palletized in our GEM HQ for the next 30 days.

Volunteer groups from United Way Dade South Florida Caribbean Strong, Little Lighthouse 420 Space Yoga will be assembling the partner pallets.

The port will be turned into a truck-only drive up. Each Haitian partner will send 1-3 box trucks depending on community size to pick up their supplies. The 3 combined ship runs will fill over 200 Haitian trucks.

Our goal is to have community leaders throughout the entire south coast execute and organize their distributions for their designated affected communities.

All distributions with partners will be supervised by GEM Haitian team members and our GEM executive teams. We are currently on the ground doing smaller distributions all week in tandem.

This program is in partnership with the DPC, Caribbean Consular Corps, and the Haitian Consulate.

To view other Gem Haiti missions and programs click here. We also have 2 ongoing programs in Haiti: Education and Empowerment.

First Ship recipients

Zone 1 Nippes – Director Louis Mérosné

L’Asile, St. Joseph

Carrefour Honoré/Changeux, The Chair of St. Peter

Morisseau, St. Rose of Lima

Lièvre, St. Catherine Labouré

Baradères, Sts. Peter and Paul

Fond Tortue, St. Elizabeth

Rivière Salée, St. Joseph Travailleur

Anse-à-Veau, St. Ann

Sault-du-Baril, Sts. Yves and Joachim

O’Rouck, St. Louis de Montfort

Père Alix Eliscar, UNDH Nippes

Père Wathner Aupont, Grand Ravine (Petit Troy)

Zone 2 – Directing Org, Les Cayes Little Footprints Big Steps

Lilet, Tisselin Carly

Massey, Tisselin Carly

Saut-Mathurine, Jude Celestin

Chantillie, Petit-Homme & Geres, Cavaillon

Aquin, St Louis

Cavaillon, Pastor Antoine Kerby Berlus

Fonda de Blancs Soutni Yo

Les Cayes Helo Haiti

Île-à-Vache Got you

FO Haiti Viv in Partnership with Robert Dietrich

Ministry of Planification and External Cooperation

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