Air Transat Contributes to Relief Efforts in Haiti
Following Hurricane Matthew, which hit southwestern Haiti hard in early October, Air Transat has been supporting humanitarian efforts in the country by transporting more than 600 kilograms of basic necessities from Montreal to Port-au-Prince.
The cargo included several hundred kilos of building materials, tools, clothes and sanitary products destined for the Foyer Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes (FENDLI). Supported for many years by Transat employees, this group home shelters some 150 children and teens whose health and educational needs are looked after. Several sections of the home’s buildings were damaged by the hurricane.
In addition, the Canadian Medical Assistance Teams (CMAT) organization was able to bring a filtration unit capable of producing up to 136,000 litres of clean drinking water daily.
Another humanitarian flight to Haiti is scheduled to transport mostly emergency supplies provided by the charity Food For The Poor Canada.