7.3 Mag Earthquake Hits Haiti (UPDATES)Rich Stigall
Haiti Earthquake Update (1/12 @ 10 pm).
Here’s a video clip of Cayes Dony, one of our field partners in Haiti just sent a little earlier this evening.Â This is a long way from Ground Zero.
Also some video of the central part of Port au Prince and the palace on the BBC site >>
Haiti Earthquake Update (1/13/2010 9AM CST)
The Global Orphan Project releases statement about the earthquake in Haiti. Â See it here >>
Haiti Earthquake Update (1/13/2010 9:10PM CST)
There are many articles and news being produced here in the US,Â here is one >>
One of our partners in the south part of Haiti managed to get some video and talk to victims of the quake first hand, please view at your own discretion.
Haiti Earthquake Update (1/14/2010 7:10AM CST)
Our US based team is in Florida currently, anxiously waiting on the tarmac for clearance to get into the air directly to Port au Prince. Â They are armed with a few satellite phones from http://www.satellitephonestore.com/ , special thanks to them for getting these put together so quickly.
Reports are still limited on our specific children’s homes in the Port au Prince area of Croix de Bouquet and Carrefour in addition to another campus called Ebenezer.
Haiti Earthquake Update (1/14/2010 10:00AM CST)
Pilot just got word. Â PAP airport is jammed now. Â Closed. Â We will take off in few mins, try to land in PAP. Â We may have to go to DR and pick our way to PAP – probably a day journey. Â That’s an eternity for those 215 kids.
A thought… Â Cruise companies should boat in relief supplies and workers. Â Thousands could get here now – a critical time for people trapped. Â As is now, we have air and road arteries choked at a critical time.
Haiti Earthquake Update (1/14/2010 10:40AM CST)
Haiti Earthquake Update (1/14/2010 12:12PM CST)
Our Haiti Relief Fund page is updated and easier to share, please forward to those you feel would like to help.
Haiti Earthquake Update (1/14/2010 1:55PM CST)
This link is not any of our children’s homes, however this link tells a profound story through pictures: Â http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/01/haiti_48_hours_later.html
Haiti Earthquake Update (1/14/2010 2:43 PM CST)
Joe Knittig just called from Santa Domingo airport in the Dominican Republic.Â Â They had planned to land in Port Au Prince, but the airport was closed and they were diverted to SD.Â Now, they are lining up transportation.Â They would prefer to get a bus that they would fill up on the way with food and water.Â They’ve been told that the border closes at 6pm or midnight, so time is critical.Â Their plan is to drive the main road on the way to Port Au Prince, and stop first at our partner site:Â Ebenezer Mission at Croix des Bouquets, where there are 109 orphans.Â They would then head west to Carrefour, which would take about an hour in typical Haiti conditions, to visit our homes there with 106 children.Â The guys have a satellite phone with them, so they will keep us posted.Â Please keep praying!
Haiti Earthquake Update (1/14/2010 6:16 PM CST)
GREAT NEWS! We have heard from ESMI that the 106 children at Carrefour are doing well.Â AND, Moise Vaval, our C3 Field Director in Haiti who lives in Port Au Prince, was able to reach us via email this evening, and he is well.Â These are huge answers to prayer!Â Dony St. Germain made it to Port Au Prince today with Dou Dou, has seen Carrefour and also shared that our homes and children in Gonaives are well.Â He shared that the devastation is ‘horrific with dead bodies on the ground, people sleeping in the streets, no water and no food’.
Our travelers to Haiti, including Mike Fox, Joe Knittig and Adrien Lewis, had to remain in Santo Domingo for the night and will be traveling to Port Au Prince tomorrow – focused on Ebenezer in Croix de Bouquets first.Â One more note – the Global Orphan Project will be on KC’s local Fox and CBS news tonight.Â Â Please continue to pray, and also to donate to our relief fund so that we can provide for the great need.
Haiti Earthquake Update (1/14/2010 8:50 PM CST)
Haiti Earthquake Update (1/15/2010 5:50 am CST)
Moise Vaval, our C3 Haiti Field Director, has moved his family to Verettes as the buildings continue to shake in Port Au Prince – please keep them in your prayers.Â Joe and Adrien started out at 4:30 am cst this morning on the road from Santo Domingo to Port Au Prince, destination Ebenezer in Croix des Bouquets – they are planning to meet Moise and Dony St.Â Germain there around noon our time, and to help in the search for Jean-Marc.Â Mike and a few guys are already out acquiring food and water to fill the truck – it will be the start of many, many truckloads of food we will need to provide in the next days and weeks.Â Mike’s team is searching for all paperwork they will need to bring the loadÂ across the border.Â Please pray for Jean-Marc, for Claude Mondesir and Ebenezer, and for safe travel.
Update from Louis St. Germain (1/15/2010 9:15 am CST)