Yesterday the largest earthquake to hit Haiti in 200 years ripped through the nation’s capital Port Au Prince. The red cross estimates 3 million people to have been affected by the earthquake. Haiti’s population is 9 million, so that means one third of the country is injured, dead or displaced. The UN building, the National Palace, and thousands of buildings and homes have all been reduced to rubble. Text “Yele” to 501501 to instantly donate $5.
I cried this morning when I watched a man from Connecticut who was in Haiti with his wife as a missionary, told the story of how he searched for her under the rubble for for 10 hrs. He removed brick by brick and lifted metal sheet by metal sheet all night in tears as he screamed her name looking for her. Luckily they found her alive but in bad shape.
Here’s the number to call to donate money or to help in the relief efforts 1800 UNICEF. or visit www.unicefusa.org