Hurricane Matthew struck southwestern Haiti on October 4, 2016, leaving widespread damage in the impoverished nation and 1.4 million people in need of humanitarian aid.
On Tuesday, October 18th, Brother Joseph and Fr. Rodel Tabanao from the Missionaries of the Poor set out on a mission to share and deliver 500 boxes of prepackaged meals, 30 100lb. bags of beans and 75 bags of rice supplies sent by St. Matthews parishioners to Viloux, a village to the south, 96 miles from their mission in Port-au-Prince, and an hour away from the town of Les Cayes, after being given the assurance that roads and rivers have all been cleared.
Read the full report of their dangerous but successful trip…..MOP Haiti Hurricane Relief Report
Additionally, Deacon Daren Bitter and two youth members of St. Matthew traveled to Haiti on their first mission trips. Their stories are told respectively in the attached articles.