Flaman Foundation donates additional $250,000 to Oxfam Haiti projects
“This donation is a symbol of the generosity Canadians continue to demonstrate as Haitians struggle to rebuild their country,” said Robert Fox, Executive Director of Oxfam Canada. “It’s a tremendous display of support at a time when it’s needed most."
Six days after the earthquake first struck Haiti, killing more than 220,000 people and injuring another 300,000, Flaman’s foundation donated an initial $500,000 to Haiti relief, which was divided between Oxfam and Salvation Army emergency projects.
At the time, Flaman said he was moved by images coming in from Port-au-Prince, where survivors were still being pulled from the rubble.
Since then, Oxfam has provided clean drinking water and sanitation facilities to more than 400,000 displaced people, helped construct more than 2,200 latrines, provided 98,000 people with emergency shelter, distributed hygiene kits containing personal-care items like soap, shampoo and towels to 120,000 people and assisted 175,000 people in reopening businesses and removing rubble through our cash-for-work programs.
The Frank Flaman Foundation was created to assist existing charitable organizations provide their valuable services to the community. The projects are funded by Mr. Flaman’s private donations and his share of profits from group of companies that specializes in fitness equipment and farm implements, among other things.