Dear friends of Haiti,
This is an urgent call to donate so we can continue to help the victims of hurricane Matthew in Haiti.
In Haiti, an estimated 25 percent of the country has been affected by Hurricane Matthew. Some 300 to 1000 people have been killed, and more than 35,000 homes, schools and other structures were damaged or destroyed. The health, education and protection needs are massive, with an estimated 750,000 people requiring urgent assistance. We are especially concerned for vulnerable children, including some 2,000 little ones separated from their families, children at risk of deadly cholera, and up to 130,000 children out of school.
BEM Haiti headquarters is located where the eye of the storm hit: Les Cayes Haiti. We’ve been serving the region since 1984. On October 13 our relief team will be on the ground to face this awful crisis. We have deployed emergency responders locally as well. With your donations we are now focused on delivering food, water, and other urgently needed supplies, suppressing any cholera outbreak, protecting vulnerable children, and continued needs assessment to meet immediate needs, restore education and more.
Other responders and experts from around the world are focusing on:
- Cholera prevention and basic health services.
- Setting up “child-friendly spaces” to provide children unable to go to school with a safe and protected space supported by trained staff, while their parents deal with the aftermath of the storm.
- Stockpiling non-food items including hygiene kits, baby items, household kits, mosquito nets and other items.
It is never easy to witness the devastation caused by a deadly storm like Matthew, but with your help, we will be there for our brothers and sisters in Haiti and we will make an outstanding difference in saving lives.
Thank you for standing with the people of Haiti. Your tax-deductable contributions will go a long way.
Pastor Lubin Beaucejour
USA BEM Director
Welcome to the new official website of Bethesda Evangelical Mission!
This redesigned website’s objective is to provide you with all the necessary information to help you in the process of making much needed preparations for your life-changing mission trip journey.
Our Ministry relies on the assistance of volunteer mission teams from organizations and churches/temples who have made a commitment to travel to Haiti and help with the work of our ministries.
Team Leaders solicit support, assemble their teams and work with the BEM director/ Trip Coordinator to facilitate the work of the mission team.
Did you know…
BEM has been involved in the lives of the Haitian people since 1984?
BEM has a group of over 50 churches all around the southern peninsula?
BEM is dedicated to the education of Haitian children through their 12 schools in the region, K-12?
BEM has orphanages where kids find a home, education, love, and opportunity?
BEM has a micro loan program to assist Haitian entrepreneurs advance in business?
BEM is engaged in digging water wells to help combat the problems of drinking unclean water?
BEM has multiple mission trips a year?