A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the nation of Haiti on August 14, causing widespread destruction in the Caribbean country. The death toll has risen to an estimated 2,200 and at least 12,200 are injured with hundreds of people still missing. Approximately 53,000 homes were destroyed and an additional 77,000 were damaged. Haiti, located on the island of Hispaniola, to the east of Cuba and Jamaica is still dealing with the turmoil of an earthquake in 2010 that killed an estimated 220,000-300,000 people.
Danby has donated a total of $50,000 to the following Haiti humanitarian organizations in an effort to assist in the earthquake relief; Little Footprints Big Steps, Hero Foundation, Third Wave Volunteers, CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) and Rise House International.
“Our ultimate goal is to help build a nation of people creating, running, and supporting a self-sustaining village of their own. To help one is to help millions, we do what we can one person at a time, one brick at a time, one tarp at a time. Together we rise. We are extremely thankful for Danby’s generous donation and look forward to our new partnership to provide hope and support to our Haitian community” said Emily Hime, Founder and CEO of Rise House International.
“The devastation in Haiti caused by the recent earthquake is heartbreaking. This country needs all the help it can get right now and we at Danby are happy to provide donations to a few select organizations we feel can have the most immediate impact” said Jim Estill, Danby President and CEO.
Read the official Press Release here.