7 results for tag: Hurricane Matthew


Empowering women. Period.

All around the world, women and girls face a monthly reality: menstruation. Periods are often taboo, something shameful, to be hidden away and never mentioned. Certainly menstruation is often considered a women-only topic – we ask each other for help if we’re in a tight spot and have forgotten a pad or tampon, we talk in coded language about cramps, irritation, and other inconveniences we tend to bear in silence each month. It is truly unfortunate that menstruation is still considered a shameful and unacceptable topic in most places. And for many women silence is just one of many challenges they face each month. In countries where access to ...

Hurricane Matthew: Lessons Learned

On October 1st, Hurricane Matthew turned just a few degrees to the east putting the southern peninsula of Haiti directly in its path. Three days later, 142 mph winds ripped over small mountain villages and coastal cities damaging or destroying nearly 150,000 homes and more than 80% of regional crops and livestock. Communities were inundated with rains, flooding latrines and septic tanks. Less than two months later, just as Haiti disappears from the headlines, the true effects of Hurricane Matthew are starting to hit. More than 3,500 suspected cases of cholera, a disease unknown to Haiti before it was introduced by the negligence of the United ...

Samba for SOIL

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, many dear friends reached out to SOIL about the best way to help, and we were so honored to see support pour in from all corners of the globe. Several of our friends even got creative in raising funds for hurricane relief - including our dear friend Berta from the Arco Iris Samba Band in Cambridge, England. The Arco Iris Samba band came together to play throughout Cambridge and raise funds for SOIL's hurricane relief effort. Check out a video of their performance and dance along if the mood strikes. Sincere thanks to the Arco Iris Samba Band - what a wonderful performance! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy5g3...

SOIL’s Hurricane Relief Effort – October Summary Report

As our direct hurricane relief work winds down, the SOIL team wanted to share an update about the impact of our work in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, and to sincerely thank everyone who donated to support communities impacted by this natural disaster. We are honored to share that all together SOIL supporters from around the world contributed more than $76,000 for our Hurricane Matthew relief effort, and as of October 31st, we have distributed over $60,000 of these funds through trusted community organizers to assist with immediate relief efforts throughout the most impacted regions of southwestern Haiti. SOIL Hurricane Relief Activities - ...

The Panther: Improv Inc. Uses Humor to Raise Money for Haiti

The SOIL team was thrilled to hear that a Chapman University improv comedy troupe called "Improv Inc" was inspired to raise funds in support of Hurricane Matthew relief work by making people laugh! Proceeds from the troupe's most recent show on the Chapman campus in southern California were donated to SOIL - and we are honored to have been selected as the recipient of Improv Inc's generosity. To learn a bit more about the troupe and the inspiration behind the benefit show, read this article from The Panther, Chapman University's newspaper.  Support SOIL Read All the Updates About SOIL's Hurricane Relief Effort:

MTV: How to help Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

(photo credit: www.mtv.com/news) SOIL was recently featured in an article from MTV news highlighting the most effective responses to Hurricane Matthew. We are honored to be among the organizations noted for working to provide relief in the best and most impactful way possible, and are incredibly touched by this article's focus on locally-driven solutions. To contribute to SOIL's Hurricane Matthew relief work, click here. 100% of all donations are going to hurricane relief efforts. To read the article on Mtv.com, click here. Read More Updates from SOIL's Hurricane Relief Effort

Hurricane Matthew Relief in Southern Haiti

First of all, thank you. Thank you to so many of you who reached out to SOIL to make sure that we are ok here in Haiti; to the hundreds who have donated to our relief fundraiser; to our friends and staff here in Haiti who put all hands on deck to organize a trip down to the south to bring much needed supplies and support to those who have lost loved ones, homes, livelihoods. Your outpouring of love and support has been truly touching. We are relieved that all of our staff are all safe, but many have family in the south whose homes were destroyed. At this point, nearly 900 people are confirmed to have died during Hurricane Matthew in southern ...