"This Is an Emergency" video
Song: "Tears of The Saints"by Leeland from the album Sound of Melodies
Earthquake Relief Efforts
January 13, 2010
Dear Friends and Family,
As you have likely heard by now, an earthquake with a 7.0 magnitude hit the city of Port au Prince last evening, January 12, 2010. I wanted to let you, our supporters, know that everyone in Haiti at Danita’s Children is safe.
The earthquake occurred in the southwestern region of the country near Port au Prince, about nine hours from our compound in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. Ouanaminthe is located in the northeastern region of the country on the border of the Dominican Republic.
When the earthquake occurred, although the Hope for Haiti Children’s Center compound is more than nine hours from the epicenter, our buildings were shaken and jolted and we evacuated our staff and children as a precaution. There does not appear to be any noticeable structural damage.
Sadly, this disaster has killed and injured thousands of people in Haiti, with even more being left homeless and hungry in a country where even on a good day survival is difficult.
Many of you have asked how you can help during this crisis.
Our mission is specifically to care for the orphaned and impoverished children. We anticipate an influx of needs for the children of Haiti. Quite likely, many children have lost parents in this disaster. We are preparing to take in new orphans as needed. It is our prayer that our orphanage and school, as well as other orphanages in our community can bring hope and assistance to those who need it most.
There are two main ways you can help during this time of crisis.
Pray for the people of Haiti. Pray for provision, protection, and for hope during this incredible time of loss.
Your donation makes it possible for us to do more during this crisis. (Ways To Give) Your donation will help us supply food, clothing, shelter and hope to the neediest children.
Finally, one of our supporters sent these scriptures as a reminder to many of us yesterday:
1 John 3:18
"Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and truth."
"And if you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noon day."
Thank you for bringing Hope to Haiti.
Serving with you,