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Heifer Haiti staff distributed more than 400 packages of food to families affected by Hurricane Sandy on Nov. 2-3, 2012.
Each bag contained rice, corn, sugar, milk, beans, flour and cooking oil. Some kits were given to a group of people with handicaps, many resulting from the 2010 earthquake.
Heifer International is by no means a traditional first responder. We specialize in Values-Based Community Development rather than relief, so in these situations, our work will only complement, not duplicate, the work of government and other immediate-aid non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in an initial response. Our role, when needed, is limited to short-term provisional support—food, water and transportation—with an emphasis on helping existing Heifer project participants. We will direct all efforts toward long-term rehabilitation.
Now is the time to give.