Usain Bolt’s Foundation to provide aid for Hurricane Victims in Haiti

Following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew that hit Haiti on October 4, 2016, the Usain Bolt Foundation (UBF) has announced that it has partnered with Food for the Poor Jamaica to provide aid for communities affected by the storm.

Hurricane Matthew is the strongest storm to have hit Haiti in over half a century. Haiti is still trying to recover from a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that ravaged the island in 2010 claiming the lives of over 316,000 people.
“We were saddened to hear of the devastation in Haiti caused by Hurricane Matthew. I was particularly moved when I saw the pictures of the children who were affected and who had become homeless. We had to do our part to relieve some of the suffering of our Caribbean children,” the release quoted Patron of the Usain Bolt Foundation, Dr. The Hon. Usain Bolt.

Instead of donating cash the Foundation supported local businesses by purchasing non-perishables and water from Lasco Distributors. The Usain Bolt Foundation is dedicated to the legacy for happy children; to enhance the character of children through educational and cultural development, as they live their dreams.
Food For The Poor (FFP)-Jamaica is the largest charity organization in Jamaica. Food For The Poor Inc., located in Florida, USA, is the largest international relief and development organization in the United States. It is an interdenominational Christian organization that assists the poor in 17 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America.

FFP-Jamaica partners with a number of stakeholders including churches, non-governmental and private sector organizations, children’s homes and service organizations throughout the island that deal directly with the poor to fill their most urgent needs and to encourage self-sufficiency. The work of Food For The Poor is funded by donations.

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