Update After Hurricane Matthew

All Accolade for Saving Lives Staff, program participants and their families are accounted for and safe – PRAISE GOD!! The Accolade center itself seems to have stood strong to the winds and rain. One concrete block wall of the yard “fence” was destroyed by fallen trees, the yard completely flooded and trees damaged or down. The mission house had area trees damaged. One of our staff members lives west of Les Cayes and her home suffered extensive damage – we join her in praising God that she and her family are safe.

While ASL can count its blessings, our program families are suffering. None of their homes are undamaged, the vast majority are destroyed. Shelters are temporary, there is no food, no safe water, no toilet facilities. Livestock have died, crops destroyed, fruit trees no more, bridges out making passage of aid difficult. The small airport in Les Cayes suffered extensive damage to the building, but the airstrip has been open for humanitarian aid flights.

Pocketed within this country that suffers the emotional scars of a major earthquake is Accolade’s group of young men who also battle the emotional scars of a life that led them to the streets of Les Cayes. CLIMB joins Accolade for Saving Lives in the commitment to demonstrate unwavering, unconditional and secure love as we work together to serve our program families and our neighbors. Together we lean on God and together we will maintain hope for a better tomorrow.

Your generous donations toward hurricane relief at CLIMB will provide food, water filters, shelter, basic hygiene supplies, shelter, and more. Thank you for living out your faith through CLIMB and ASL. We are blessed to call you partners!

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