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Giving BEFORE Disasters Saves Lives

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

I want to share a recent thank you note from a city in Haiti:

“You came at just the right time. By building our capacity, you relieve our anxiety. We value your participative and inclusive approaches….in a quite traumatic period of [earthquake] swarms.” –the people of Anse-à-Veau

Donors like you make this possible. Did you know that the majority of world aid for disasters (96%) mobilizes only after tragic events? But GeoHazards International works before disasters in places where people stand to lose everything.

That’s why your gift is so important. Please donate today.

What does your support look like? Thousands of people gain access to tsunami refuge. Builders apply earthquake-resistant methods. Cities adopt regulations to address landslide risk. We work in a way that empowers local leaders. Check out our 2019 Annual Report for more info on our programs.

On behalf of our staff in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and the U.S., I send you and your loved ones warm wishes for 2020.

Veronica Cedillos President, GeoHazards International

P.S. The graphic below shows what motivates GeoHazards International, founded in 1991. Earthquakes in California and Armenia, less than a year apart, affected an equal number of people with equal intensity. Proactive safety measures, in place for many years, saved lives in California. This is not the case in many parts of the world. Your support helps to save lives.


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