Provide clean water for drinking, sanitation, and hygiene!
World Hope International is responding to the devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake that just rocked Haiti. Will you join us with a special gift today?
Our GivePower Desalination Water Plant on the Haitian island of La Gonâve is intact following the earthquake. We will be bottling clean water at the facility and delivering it directly from there to the impacted areas of the island. Following a disaster, clean water is vital not only for safe drinking purposes but to also prevent a secondary health disaster resulting from a lack of sanitation and hygiene.
Our local and international staff have mobilized and are coordinating with partners to provide relief to those in need.
As Tropical Storm Grace threatens Haiti with heavy rain and flooding, the Washington Post reports how “rescue workers and doctors“ have been working “feverishly to save victims of the deadly earthquake”.
The mayor of a harbor town, Mari-Helen L’Esperance, told Haiti’s Pacific Radio on Monday: “Every house was destroyed, there’s nowhere to live, we need shelters, medical help and especially water…” and that the prospect of the storm has “spread fear through residents who had nothing left but to pray.”
NBC NEWS reports that “more than 1,200 people and injured 5,700” as a result of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake this past Saturday.
The earthquake in Haiti has “flattened churches, homes and government buildings” and trapped many people in the rubble. As the Haitians continue to deal with the aftermath of the earthquake, they must “brace for the likely impact of Tropical Storm Grace, which appears to be headed toward it and could bring heavy rains and strong wind this week.”
Reuters reports that at least “304 people died and hundreds were injured after a major earthquake struck southwestern Haiti on Saturday, authorities said, reducing churches, hotels, schools and homes to rubble.”
The earthquake was followed by a series of aftershocks and Haiti’s Civil Protection service told Reuters that in addition to the preliminary death toll of 304, at least 1,800 people are injured and more are unaccounted for.
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