VOLUNTEER

Our goal is to provide volunteer opportunities for people from all walks of life, helping them to discover and use their gifts and talents for the betterment of others.

THE COMMUNITY

Neriah Community Health Foundation is comprised of Church communities, other individuals and organization connections. This Foundation was founded in 2009 and incorporated in October, 2010 in Massachusetts. Since its early beginnings, Neriah Community Health Foundation strives to be a vibrant, highly diverse community with great impact through its services including primary healthcare in the village community in Haiti. The majority of the Haitian population does not have access to medicine and health services, as most are living in rural areas and are financially incompetent. Thus, the poorly sanitized and ill equipped health centers and hospitals in Haiti may actually contribute to spreading infection than to provide treatment. According to the 2005 World Health Report, the Haitian government spends only two dollars per capita for health care per person each year.

During the earthquake that happened last January 12, 2010, Neriah supplies have served the people from Les Cayes, Haiti through meals distribution and have visited the victims at the local hospital. “An estimated three million people were affected by the 7.0 magnitude quake’s epicenter that hit just 10 miles west of Porte-au-Prince and its 2 million inhabitants; the Haitian government reported that an estimated 316,000 people had died, 300,000 had been injured and 1,000,000 made homeless” (CDC – 2010). This disaster has brought to the forefront the need for everyone to get involved in the field of healthcare, agriculture, housing, etc. A health center in a community is a great asset but the villages tend to be the ones that the government or others forget.

It is truly devastating to view Haiti’s dying healthcare system. This countrywide crisis is getting worst as earthquakes, storms, and hurricanes occur in Haiti. Help from agencies and medical groups are greatly needed to help strengthen the healthcare system and opportunity for all to get involved and care. See our Community profile and demographics to find out why a health center is needed in the villages of Haiti.

Les Cayes, Haiti Earthquake

As you are aware, on August 14, 2021, Les Cayes, Haiti was hit with a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. As of now, there are more than 2,189 deaths and 12,000+ people wounded. Due to this country’s previous challenges, we are deeply concerned about the devastation that this earthquake has caused for those already facing mental, physical and emotional barriers.

We would be extremely happy to have your support on this difficult journey. For that, we have created a way for you to assist us in delivering help to the people of Les Cayes, Haiti. All donations will be delivered directly to the people in need. We promise transparency by providing proof of the impact of your donations on the victims of the earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti in videos, pictures and a spreadsheet accounting for each donation. Please see link for donation submissions. Please note that all donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your time and generosity!