The situation in Haiti is dire and continues to affect the nation. We applaud Sterling Asset Management for reaching out to assist us in our mission,” states Ms Marsha Burrell-Rose, Development and Marketing Manager at Food For The Poor (FFP).
“In what can only be described as a miracle, just a few days before the August 14th earthquake, we (FFP) delivered much-needed food supplies to three distribution centres across the region. However, more needs to be done and you can help. Join us in restoring hope for our Caribbean neighbours by making a contribution towards our relief efforts,” Ms Burrel-Rose continued.
It’s been months since the devastating magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocked the south-western part of Haiti on August 14 2021 causing widespread devastation. As a result, Sterling Asset Management has stepped up and is encouraging its stakeholders to donate to The Food for the Poor in the spirit of giving and fraternity this holiday season.
Haiti is considered the poorest country in the western hemisphere. More than 2,200 people were killed and 12,763 injured during the devastating natural event. The earthquake destroyed markets, roads, storage and processing facilities, dairies, and irrigation systems. Tropical Storm Grace, which hit days after the seismic episode, also caused additional damage.
“It’s been a challenging year for many because of COVID-19. The earthquake in Haiti has been called by The Guardian (UK), ‘The Forgotten Disaster.’ This holiday season, we chose to partner with Food for the Poor, which is Jamaica’s longest-standing reputable charity, and have asked our stakeholders to donate to our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Not many people realise that we in Jamaica sit along the same earthquake fault line and so this could have easily been us,” adds Toni-Ann Neita-Elliott, VP of Sales & Marketing at Sterling Asset Management.
In the months following the earthquake, the ground in the Southern part of Haiti continued to shake, with 900 aftershocks causing additional damage in the region. Political and urban unrest continues to rock Haiti but FFP’s partners on the ground continue to assist in Haiti’s urgent requests for aid.
Sterling Asset Management Ltd. is partnering with FFP through donations that will allow Food For The Poor Haiti to provide the necessary and much-needed support to save lives on the ground.
The target is USD$2,000 by January 31st, 2022.
Thanks to faithful donors, they will be able to provide food, housing, healthcare, education, freshwater, emergency relief, micro-enterprise solutions, and much more.
Jamaicans are asked to donate here at https://foodforthepoorja.org/
About Sterling Asset Management Limited
Sterling Asset Management is a full-service financial planner, fund manager and global securities trader focused primarily on US dollar fixed income securities. The company partners with large brokerages to connect you with the global capital market, providing investors with attractive returns for medium to long-term investments. Services: Investment Planning, Global US$ Bonds, Mutual Funds, Short Term Investments.