Project Aftershock is dedicated to assisting medical relief efforts in Haiti through the sales from our Thrift Store. Prior to 2010, UNICEF estimated there were 380,000 orphans in Haiti. Tragically, that number has since doubled in the wake of the worst earthquake in the country’s history. Many of these children have been abandoned on the streets by their parents because of extreme poverty or disease. Project Aftershock is committed to setting up a long term plan to ensure these deserving children have a chance to thrive.
It is with your help that this vision remains possible.
Thank you for your love and support! di ou mèsi!
Almost eight years have passed since a catastrophic earthquake and more than 52 aftershocks ripped through Haiti. And yet, not much has changed in this impoverished island nation. Only 8% of the ensuing 2 million tons of rubble have been cleared and communicable diseases like polio, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles and rubella still run rampant. Even before the quake Haiti was one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere, but now it is quite possibly the poorest country in the world.
Project Aftershock is dedicated to enriching the lives of the Haitian people and the 1.5 million children left orphaned and paralyzed by the disaster. We have partnered with organizations in the nation’s capital of Port-au-Prince to provide hospitals, orphanages and schools with life saving medicine and supplies.
The “shock” is over. Now it is time for the healing to begin.
When an earthquake ripped through Haiti on January 12, 2010, I found myself watching helplessly from my living room more than 3,500 miles away. I was filled with a strong desire to help, but I didn’t have a clue how I would get there. A few weeks later I found myself packing a suitcase full of medicine and medical supplies on my way to the airport in my hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia.