Local organization provides aid to Haiti-here’s how to help
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) – After a powerful 7.2 earthquake, the death toll in Haiti continues to climb and the country is left to pick up the pieces as they prepare for tropical depression Grace.
The Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti or (CNP), a Chattanooga-based non-profit, helps children and mothers of Haiti but due to the urgent need, they are now they are shifting their resources to providing relief.
The executive director of the organization says Haiti has taken crisis after crisis within the last year with covid, political turmoil, and an earthquake.
The CNP has staff on the ground giving aid but due to all the current damage in place, the country is needing aid from the U.S. now more than ever.
“We have resources and we depend on certain things to just happen and to just be. In Haiti, they don’t have those resources. It’s one of those things where they are completely codependent on themselves and each other so we are trying to get relief,” says Patrica Cyr Watlington, Executive Director of CNP.
“It’s a human disaster and on top of that now we have a natural disaster. We need people of skill. We need medical equipment, hygiene kits, and funding,” says Dr. Anany Prosper, Country Director of CNP.
The organization says they are in desperate need of more funding so they can send more medical personnel and supplies to help aid with the relief.