After being affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake, Haiti had undergone many problems that include the occurrence of Tropical Depression Grace. The City of Miramar will benefit them as they announced that they had started a community donation drive.
Officials of the country stated that they would be giving assistance to Haiti that would include supplies of medical requirements, hygiene products and other general supplies to help citizens.
Donations are being accepted at any Miramar Fire Station daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Saturday, August 21, 2021, through Saturday, September 25, 2021.
City Manager Vernon Hargray stated, “We stand with the residents of Haiti who have been impacted by yet another devastating earthquake. The city is committed to getting the affected individuals the much-needed supplies in the most expeditious manner. We have partnered with Global Empowerment Mission before following the volcano eruptions in St.
Vincent and the Grenadines and they have proven to be a very reliable partner. We are also pleased to partner with Accordia Shipping who will ensure that the donated goods get to Haiti.”
Early Saturday, Haiti experienced a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. Due to the Earthquake, Haiti underwent 304 casualties. Many buildings are reported to collapse due to high magnitude shakes. The disaster-plagued Caribbean nation still recovering from a devastating 2010 quake.
When Haiti experienced the shakes, the people were rushing to find safe shelter. During that time, the epicentre was to the 160 KM west of the Capital Port-au-Prince, which is densely populated.
“Lots of homes are destroyed, people are dead, and some are at the hospital,” 21-year-old Christella Saint Hilaire, who lives near the epicentre, told. “Everyone is in the street now, and the shocks keep coming.”
Similar shakes were also felt in the majority of other Caribbean islands. In the southwestern area of Haiti, due to the earthquake, schools and homes were collapsed. According to the viral photos of the incident.