Closer to the hospital, HEI/SBH has been providing emergency aid to families in the Fond des Blancs area whose homes, crops, and livelihoods were damaged or destroyed in the hurricane.
Families like Yvette Carena Buissereth’s, whose roof was partly destroyed in the storm, forcing the family of 10 to sleep huddled together under the remaining piece of roof, surrounded by soaked belongings. Their flock of chickens, which they rely on for food and income, died in the storm as well. Through HEI/SBH, the Buissereths received a tarp to cover the gaping hole in their roof, and also an emergency supply of rice, beans, and cooking oil. This emergency aid will help bridge the gap while the family moves forward from the hurricane’s damage.