Following the devastating, 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked Haiti on August 14, UpMobility Foundation consulted with our longtime partner Food for the Poor to see how we could help, as humanitarian aid is one of our key giving areas. Food for the Poor is an expert on Haiti, having been on the ground in the country since 1986.
According to UNICEF, the earthquake, which has claimed thousands of lives, has affected over half a million children. As we were informed on a call with Food for the Poor, one of the most pressing needs facing the Haitian people is shelter, as the earthquake has decimated thousands of structures. UpMobility is proud that we will be able to contribute a significant donation to the relief effort and thus be able to help Haitian people meet their basic needs. At this time, our philanthropy is enabling six tractor-trailers of food to be delivered to needy families.