|An injured child receives medical treatment after the Haiti earthquake in Port-au-Prince on January 13, 2010. Photograph by Eduardo Munoz, Reuters.|
January 15, 2010. About 100,000 people are estimated dead in
the wake of an earthquake that struck close to Haiti’s
capital city of Port-au-Prince, with an impact measured at 7.0
on the Richter scale. It is the strongest earthquake to
strike Haiti in two centuries, and has laid the impoverished
country even lower after last year’s widespread hurricane devastation.
who would like to help, Catholic World Mission is organizing
emergency relief. Click HERE to make your donation and
to stay updated on the progress of the relief effort.
Catholic World Mission is teaming up with one of its
partners, Sean Forrest, a Catholic musician, international speaker, and youth
minister whose missionary work in Haiti resulted in an orphanage
intended for up to 40 children. The orphanage was undamaged
by the quake, and its spacious property has become an
emergency shelter for refugees.
“We have over three acres of
unharmed property on which we plan to build safe, simple
huts to provide temporary shelter for all who are in
need,” said Sean. “As funds and materials are made more
available and communication and transportation improves, we will be able
build more permanent, re-enforced concrete homes.”
The most immediate needs are
food and shelter. Your donation will make a difference!
Visit the Catholic World Mission web site today to make