On behalf of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and PADF, we thank you for your generosity
1.4 Million People
Need Humanitarian Assistance in Haiti
Royal Caribbean has teamed up with its nonprofit partner, the Pan American Development Foundation, to respond to the worst hurricane to hit Haiti in five decades. PADF’s immediate response will target the hardest hit communities in southwest Haiti including Aquin, Saint Louis du Sud, Cavaillon, Cayes, Torbeck, Camp-Perrin, Maniche and Jérémie.
PADF and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. will provide urgently needed supplies to an estimated 50,000 people affected by the storm:
- SAFE DRINKING WATER (CHLORINE OR PURIFICATION TABLETS)
- ADEQUATE LATRINES
- HAND-WASHING STATIONS
- HYGIENE KITS
- WATER PURIFICATION TABLETS
- COLLAPSIBLE WATER STORAGE CONTAINERS
- HEALTH AND SANITATION AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS TO PREVENT DISEASE
- EMERGENCY SHELTER TOOLKITS
Gallery: Haiti after the Hurricane
Destination Stewardship at ROYAL CARIBBEAN
Royal Caribbean has invested $3.3 million in Haiti since 2000, from earthquake relief to building a state-of-the-art school in Labadie. Since 2007, Royal Caribbean has donated nearly $1.9 million to PADF to fund disaster management, community strengthening and sustainable livelihoods in 24 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, part of a program of destination stewardship that assists those communities where Royal Caribbean ships visit.
How you can help
The most effective way people can assist relief efforts is by making cash contributions. Your donation will go toward our hurricane relief efforts in the Caribbean. We partner with local, grassroots organizations to ensure your gift goes where it is needed the most. Please consider an urgent monetary contribution. Priority needs are for emergency supplies such as potable water, hygiene kits and shelter materials.
PADF has an extensive network throughout the Caribbean that includes grassroots groups and community-based organizations in the affected areas. As the humanitarian arm of the Organization of American States (OAS), PADF responds to the region's major natural disasters and humanitarian crises.