Here is some of the latest:
- First, we want to say a big thank you to everyone who is keeping Haiti in their thoughts and prayers and to those who have generously given a donation.
- News reports today are describing horrific scenes in Haiti. Much of the capital city of Port-au-Prince is in ruins, many people are dead and there is not enough aid for the surviving. We have not yet heard anything about the Clinic of Hope and the school in Terre Blanche or about the staff who work there.
- We have heard from our in-country partner, Pastor Delamy. He and his family are ok. He wrote, “It is very hard everywhere …What I see I cannot express, a lot of houses collapsed and they cannot take the bodies out. A lot of people died.” Delamy asked for prayer.
- Dr. Joe and Linda Markee, two Haiti Foundation of Hope board members, are scheduled to arrive in Haiti on Friday to be involved in the disaster relief effort. They will be working with Medical Teams International. Communication is difficult now but we hope to receive reports from them and keep you updated on what they are doing.
- Dr. Rolph, a Haitian doctor and a one-time member of a Haiti Foundation of Hope medical team, sent an e-mail today about working at a hospital in Cap-Haitien, at the north end of Haiti. He wrote that at 8 p.m. today, victims from the earthquake began to arrive at the hospital and were still arriving at midnight. “They all come from Port-au-Prince,” he wrote. “They went all the way from Port to Cap-Haitian looking for medical care. All hospitals from Port till Cap-Haitian would not have taken care of them cause they were full over with patients. They arrived with dust over their body, some with broken bone, some with bruises and large wounds … They were all explaining for each of them how awful was their experience and what they saw in Port … We know that more victims from Port will continue to come.”