SHEFFIELD, Iowa – Sukup Manufacturing says it’s ready to help the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.
The company, in conjunction with GoServ Global, is prepared to send 24 Safe T Homes® to the island nation. The structures, which resemble the top of a metal silo, have been used for housing in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. Sukup Manufacturing says there are currently 200 Safe T Homes® in Haiti and that early reports are all of them survived the storm with minimal damage.
“The whole idea behind the Safe T Home® was to take the same engineering principles we used to help farmers protect their crop from the harsh weather conditions of the Midwest, and apply them to provide safe and secure shelters for people in underdeveloped parts of the world,” says company president Charles Sukup. “We are very proud of the design of the Safe T Home® and how it held up in the worst hurricane to hit Haiti in over 50 years.”
According to a Sukup press release, people from the John 3:16 Village established in Haiti by GoServ Gobal, used the Safe T Homes® as shelter during Hurricane Matthew, with as many as 60 people in just one building.
To see a Youtube video from GoServ Global, a non-profit organization based out of Eagle Grove, click here.