Published: Oct 26, 2012 9:06 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 26, 2012 9:38 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla.-  As Northeastern states brace for a hit, thousands are already dealing with the storm's aftermath.  Haiti has declared a state of emergency.  The Naples based non-profit "Hope for Haiti" is sending emergency relief.

Streets are flooded and the water is spreading infection throughout the area.

Dozens of cholera cases have been reported in the southern part of the country, in just the last few days.

"We're hoping that the worst is behind us, but it came as a complete surprise," Hope for Haiti President Tiffany Kuehner said. 

Hope for Haiti has 5 international staffers and 40 Haitian staffers distributing emergency kits filled with food and hygeine supplies.

"Our primary responsibility right now is to try to get families what they need in this time of crisis, and then we're going to work to help them continue to recover," Kuehner said.

A $100 donation pays for an emergency bucket, which goes a long way.

It has everything needed to support a family of 5 for a week.

To help the cause, or to learn more about Hope for Haiti, click here.