As Tropical Storm Isaac approaches Haiti, Heifer International’s Haiti country office is taking precautions to prepare for the tropical storm that is forecast to bring as much as 20 inches of rain to portions of the country. Heifer’s offices in Haiti closed at noon on Friday so that staff could prepare for the approaching storm. We are continually monitoring the situation, and we will be ready to determine a response once Tropical Storm Isaac has passed over Haiti.
Heifer has been committed to development work in Haiti for more than 12 years. Following the 2010 earthquake that caused widespread destruction, Heifer launched its REACH (Rural Entrepreneurs for Agricultural Cooperation in Haiti) project to help rehabilitate and change the lives of more than 20,000 Haitian families. Heifer remains committed to this island nation that has seen more than its share of natural disasters.
Learn more about Heifer’s preparations for Tropical Storm Isaac here.