All updates related earthquake effects and relief.
Haiti – Two Years After
It doesn't seem possible that it has already been two years since the earthquake that shook the literal and virtual foundations of Haiti. If you lived in a tent under constant threat of violence, disease, and the elements, it would feel like an eternity. Servants for Haiti isn't looking at the years but the lives. With your support, we have educated more students, helped more hopeful entrepreneurs, and housed families. For those folks, two years ago seems a lifetime away. Stay with us as we look forward to more changed lives and a better Haiti. God bless ...
The Kids are Back…Inside
More good news from Haiti. The children who live at the Kingdom Kids Orphanage have begun sleeping inside again. Until now, the kids and some of the staff have been afraid to sleep inside the building, and were in tents just outside the house. Clearly, the resilient people of Haiti are making progress in their recovery from the earthquake. This is a major step, especially considering the upcoming rainy season.
More earthquake photos
The small team that returned on March 4 brought home many photos of the situation in Haiti. Some are in the previous post. Here are some more (click to see larger versions):
Earthquake photos from Feb/March team
Here are some photos taken by the small team that traveled to Haiti at the end of February. Click on the pictures to see a larger view. More to come...
CJRA and KKO buildings pass inspection
The two buildings that house the work of SFH, the orphanage and school, have both been inspected by officials and declared structurally sound. While the children at the orphanage still sleep outside for fear of continuing aftershocks, they spend their days inside the orphanage, playing and eating there. The school needs some minor repair work - a couple of non-structural walls collapsed because they were not quite completed - but it survived the quake miraculously well, for a building of its size and proximity to the quake's epicenter.
More SFH help headed to Haiti
Another small team heads down to Haiti on Friday, February 26. We will bring you updates as we receive them. At the very least, we will have a complete trip report and photos after they return on March 4. Servants for Haiti is committed to bringing consistent and long term support to our Haitian friends. Your financial support will help us. Also, give serious consideration to coming with us on a future trip. You can make a difference in Haiti. And Haiti will make a difference in you. [Update: This team is home. We'll post a trip report as soon as ...
Jan 2010 trip photos
Here are some photos from the small team that went to Haiti to do recovery work in January 2010. Go here for the trip report.
First post-earthquake SFH work
Back on Monday, January 25, Servants for Haiti sent its first team to work in post-earthquake Haiti. Three people, including two members of the SFH board, stayed between one and two weeks and accomplished a great deal. Here is a "diary" of their trip, mostly reprinted from an earlier blog from before this new site came online: Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010: They brought with them four heavy duty tents for the orphans, a water purifier, medical supplies, diapers, infant formula, and food: tuna, peanut butter, and more. They also brought money to purchase food and water. ...
Urgent Breaking News: Earthquake
The massive earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday, January 12, hit just 10 miles from Port-au-Prince where SFH supports a school (College Jean Rigaud Antoine) and an orphanage (Kingdom Kids Orphanage). International news media have carried the story in detail but many are anxious about the fate of SFH's projects and the children we support. We are happy to say that neither the orphanage nor the school had any serious damage and no one involved with either work is known to be hurt. The children in the orphanage have been staying outside in case there are more ...