Partners in Providing Shelter
More than 3,200 families in Haiti will soon have transitional, upgradeable, or permanent housing, thanks to collaborative efforts between the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and three different humanitarian organizations.
In March, UMCOR approved projects with BRAC, Habitat for Humanity, and International Relief and Development (IRD) to provide the housing, which will benefit more than 16,000 individuals in three separate locations. UMCOR's total commitment across the three projects is nearly $1.9 million.
"UMCOR understands the strength of value-added partnerships such as these," said executive Thomas Dwyer, who oversees UMCOR's field offices in eight countries, including Haiti. "Working together this way allows us to more effectively meet the need for long-term solutions in the process of Haiti's recovery." More