LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Heifer International, headquartered in Little Rock, is responding to the devastation in Haiti.

Hurricane Matthew caused significant flooding and damage to that country.

"We've been hearing news that a lot of people have lost their houses. There's flooding between cities, so people can't communicate between one city and another one. There's a lot of livestock that's died," Ingrid Arinez with Heifter International explained.

More than 6,500 Heifer project families were affected, and Heifer is deploying 120 aid-workers to the field.

"They are trained veterinarian agents. They are agriculture and extension agents. They are community promoters who have worked in our projects, so these people are going to go to the field areas and assess the damage and see what else we can do to help," Arinez added.

Heifer's immediate goal is to provide food and water treatment tablets to those Heifer Project families affected by the powerful storm.

If you would like to donate to Heifer's relief efforts, visit this link.