Volunteers with Haiti Foundation of Hope have teamed up with Medical Teams International on a disaster relief mission to Haiti. The team members arrived today in northern Haiti, not far from Gonaives. Here is what they report:
Two days after leaving Portland, Ore., we arrived safely with a wonderful reunion with our friends. Fortunately the building within the campus (where the team is working and which includes a medical clinic, school and church) are in excellent condition, although we saw horrific destruction on the route here. It is shocking to see the water that extends well into Gonaives. There is mud everywhere, many household goods on the roofs, and the feeling of despair and hopelessness of what to do next seems to be all around us in Gonaives. All of our supplies arrived intact, and everyone on the team is healthy. As we prepare to help relieve the suffering that is all around us, we ask for your prayers.