HAITI EARTHQUAKE MASTER DISTRIBUTION PLAN
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.
Epicenter region Changeaux, L’Asilles, Anse de Veau
Les Cayes 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.
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