Aid Agency Ready for Hurricane Season

- MEDIA ALERT -

Coconut Creek, Fla. (August 25, 2008) – As aid agencies like Food For The Poor work to help the victims of Tropical Storm Fay in the Caribbean, a new threat –Tropical Storm Gustav –is poised to hit Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Tuesday morning.

A hurricane warning has been issued for parts of Haiti and the Dominican Republic where just days ago, Tropical Storm Fay caused flooding, mudslides, and killed 23 people. 

Prior to the start of hurricane season, Food For The Poor shipped essential disaster relief supplies such as tents, generators, emergency stoves, lanterns, hygiene kits and more to the Caribbean.  And, thanks to a donation from Abbott Laboratories, thousands of potentially lifesaving products like antibiotics, rehydration fluids, nutrition bars and nutrition shakes are on hand to help in Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. 

“We’re ready for a busy hurricane season in the Caribbean,” said Food For The Poor’s Executive Director Angel Aloma.  “We have the resources in place to get help to those who need it most.”

And though Aloma says Food For The Poor employees in the Caribbean are ready to swing into recovery mode after Gustav passes, he says any additional help is always appreciated.

To help storm victims in the Caribbean, log onto www.foodforthepoor.org or call
1-800-487-1158.

Food For The Poor is the second largest international relief and development organization in the nation and the # 1 charity in Florida.  With more than 96% of all donations going directly to programs that help those in need, Food For The Poor provides nourishing food, safe shelter, necessary medical care, educational materials, support for orphans and the aged, and much more to the poorest of the poor in 16 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America.

 

Contact:
Hugh Graf
(954) 427-2222 x 6610