Our Involvement with Haiti
Current Projects in:
CRUSA made a donation to Partners in Health (PIH); this donation helped support PIH’s mission of bringing “the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need.” We are also currently working with Promoting Health in Haiti to provide scholarships for nursing education.
- CRUSA partnered with University of Illinois engineering students in the Haiti Clean Stove Project. Our organization helped fund research that furthered the development of a stove that requires: low fuel, creates less environmental and in-home pollution, and has a goal of decreased local deforestation.
- CRUSA provided support for the Public Tuberculosis Ward in Port-au-Prince and donated money for medicines, oxygen, and food supplies for patients.
- Response to the Cholera Epidemic in Haiti:
Compassionate Response donated $5,000 for the purchase of ten water purification systems. These systems were implemented through World Wide Village. The portable systems produce a solution of chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, and ozone, which is then used to purify water in jugs or five-gallon buckets. Each system is capable of producing enough solution per day to safeguard water for about 2,500 people—that is clean water for roughly 400 families. World Wide Village has raised sufficient funds to purchase 24 systems.
- Post Earthquake Support:
- Raised funds to purchase the following items:
- -Medical Equipment: ultrasound and x-ray machine
- -Durable Medical equipment: crutches, splints, bandages, etc.
- Veronica Sommers organized a collection drive in the Boulder, Colorado area. Supplies including food and diapers were then shipped to two orphanages in Haiti via container ship.
- A tent and tarp drive was conducted in the USA. Collected donations were sent to Haiti.