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2010 Earthquake in Haiti

Help with earthquake relief to Haiti


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You surely know about yesterday's big earthquake some ten miles from Haiti's capital.

You can provide financial assistance via Christian Aid Ministries, which already operates medical clinics in Haiti.

Filling out the form at the right will generate a special Web page. Simply print out that page, attach the contribution you indicated, and mail it to Christian Aid Ministries.

An email will also be sent to you at the email address you provide. Please note: Submitting this form sends nothing to Christian Aid Ministries.

God bless you!
Mark Roth
Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Update #4 (19 January): Now you can contribute by clicking CAM's PayPal button below. You can make online donations that way, directly to their PayPal account, using your PayPal account or your credit/debit card if you don't have a PayPal account. Also please note that at this point, I'm not planning further updates here. For updates, please visit my blog Ain't Complicated (I just posted two photos from CAM there). Oh, one other item: CAM now has a earthquake-related site, though I don't know how much info they plan to post there: ChristianAidMinistries.org

Update #3 (15 January): In case you prefer to donate by phone: 330-893-2428

Update #2 (14 January): To donate online using your PayPal account, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Send Money tab.
  2. Enter CAM's email address: cam@camoh.org
  3. In the Notes section, specify what your donation is for.
  4. If you want a tax-deductible receipt (USA), include a mailing address.
  5. Complete the process.

Update #1 (14 January): Early this afternoon I received the information below from CAM.


Earthquake Hits Haiti!

Tens of thousands of people are feared dead. Many thousands more lost their homes.

The strongest earthquake to hit the area in over 200 years struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. It registered 7.0 on the Richter scale, and was centered 10 miles west of Port-au-Prince. Many aftershocks have followed.

Tens of thousands of people are feared dead in this desperately poor country of 9 million. Many thousands more lost their homes. Untold numbers were trapped under rubble. Haitians piled bodies along the devastated streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's destroyed capital. Block after block of buildings are destroyed. There might be millions who need emergency aid.

CAM-Haiti staff members spent much of the night helping dig people out of concrete rubble. They were traumatized by what they saw and heard -- dead bodies strewn around, sounds of tapping from those still alive but trapped deep under the debris, dead and injured pushed in wheelbarrows, and much more. It is so scary digging people out; one wrong move could kill them, says Darvin Seibel, CAM's staff member in Haiti. One lady's head was pinched so tight, any shifting would instantly kill her!

CAM's Haiti headquarters and warehouse suffered minor damage, but nothing compared to the surrounding area. Darvin's wife, Jo, described the frightening event: Our two-story, concrete house . . . rocked and swayed and shook violently . . . doors and drawers flew open, dishes crashed to the floor. Melanie and Deborah with her two children came dashing down from the guesthouse . . . but all of us were safe as we shakily gathered under the trees. We could hear wailing from Titanyen and see dust rolling toward the mountains. Darvin came tearing in the lane and cried out, "It's bad!"

Some of the staff went to a nearby clinic to help. Jo wrote: Melanie spent her time cleaning up burn victims; the flour mill went down, and there were some bad burns from that. To get inside the clinic you had to step over a man.

A young dad brought in his daughter who had a 5-inchlong, deep cut on her head. Tears ran down his face as he held his little girl, his love and concern obvious even as he spoke sharply to her to hold still. (She had no anesthesia while the doctor stitched her cut.) Her cries of "Jesus, help me!" were heart-wrenching.

Our Titanyen facility has been turned into a relief center and mini-hospital to feed and care for homeless mothers with young children. A USA CAM rescue team, including some EMTs, flew to Haiti to help look for survivors and do cleanup. Our staff in Haiti, including the La Source medical clinic team, is doing everything they can to provide emergency aid. Later there will be a lot of rebuilding to do as well.

The needs are endless. Respond as you feel led. It is our hope to raise at least $1,000,000 to assist the earthquake survivors. Above all else, please pray; many are suffering! . . . the foundations of the earth do shake . . . the earth is moved exceedingly. Isaiah 24:18-19

God bless you!
Christian Aid Ministries -- phone: 330-893-2428

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