DEAR CHI VOLUNTEER –
As much as we all hoped it would not happen, COVID-19 has now reached Haiti. It has entered the country with foreign travelers as well as people crossing the border from the Dominican Republic. A travesty for a country with so few resources to respond.
The number of people infected or who have died from the virus is unknown due to the small supply of testing kits in the country. Based on signs and symptoms, the numbers are rapidly increasing as is anxiety, panic and hysteria amongst our Haitian friends, clients and colleagues.
CHI is responding … with more than 500 Preparedness Kits!
Included in the kits:
Distribution of the kits needs to be done in an expedited fashion due to the rapidly growing number of infected individuals. Consequently, we are reaching out to all CHI volunteers and supporters to please donate NOW to this cause.
AN UPDATE ON CHARITABLE GIVING IN THE U.S.
The recently-passed CARES Act has changed some tax benefits for charitable donations. The act raises the charitable deduction limit from 60 percent to 100 percent of adjusted gross income for itemized deductions. If you do not itemize deductions, you can now deduct up to $300 in charitable giving. Please consider making a donation to our organization today! Your support makes a difference for our clients and friends in Haiti facing this pandemic with limited resources.