|Dear friends of Haiti:|
On August 14th, a strong earthquake hit the southern peninsula of Haiti.
This earthquake registered 7.2; stronger than the 7.0 earthquake that hit
the Port au Prince area in 2010. A significant aftershock of 5.0 hit the
same area last night. This earthquake’s center was near the town of Les
Cayes, a beautiful area of Haiti. The quake has caused significant damage
to buildings and over 1,200 people have died, many are injured and the
expectation is that this number will continue to go much higher.
Vision of Hope Ministries (VOHM) works in northern Haiti in the city of Cap
Haitien and surrounding villages. I have been in contact with our people in
Cap Haitien. They are all safe with no damage, as the quake did not affect
the northern coast of Haiti. We are thankful for this.
However, our neighbors in the southern peninsula of Haiti, near the city of
Les Cayes need help. Many are homeless and tropical storm Grace is heading
toward their area. If Grace hits near Les Cayes Monday or Tuesday, the
disaster is compounded.
VOHM does not work in southern Haiti but we are working with a rapid
response NGO that may be able to air lift much needed tents and possibly
other supplies to Les Cayes. We also are in contact with our partners on
the ground in the area to make assessment for needs 1-to-3 weeks out and
beyond. We have a doctor in Port au Prince who will disseminate medical
supplies. We are activating our Disaster Relief Fund, if you would like to
help support the efforts to get help to southern Haiti.
You may make your donation through our VOHM website.
Thank you for praying for Haiti.
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