Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton Oxfam raise cash for Haiti survivors

EXMOUTH and Budleigh Salterton's Oxfam shops have raised more than �1,000 for the survivors of the Haiti earthquake.

EXMOUTH and Budleigh Salterton's Oxfam shops have raised more than �1,000 for the survivors of the Haiti earthquake.

The global charity is urging people to dig deep and further boost the funds in a bid to keep vital aid and supplies going into the country.

Rachel May, manager of the Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton branches of the charity said Oxfam was a key organisation in the relief effort, flying out water, sanitation, health, and shelter equipment along with expert humanitarian aid teams.

She said good hygiene and clean water were essential in the aftermath of a catastrophe, because many who survived the initial earthquake faced dying of disease due to poor sanitation.


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The shop manager added donations helped the charity to deliver the chance of survival to millions who lost family members, their homes and livelihood in the disaster.

She said: "The two East Devon shops alone have raised more than �1300 for the appeal, which has been an amazing response, but as the situation worsens in Haiti more donations will be needed to continue the relief work.

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"There's so much work to be done, but we rely on the generosity of the public to fund the relief effort."

Just �10 will buy a hygiene kit for a family, �25 will buy ten 14-litre buckets and �50 will provide two latrines which could serve 40 people.

The public can support the people of Haiti by donating through their local branch of Oxfam, or online at www.oxfam.org.uk.

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