Haiti & you: join with us
This morning Marcia Borg reported from near the Hatian border:
I am heartbroken for the Haitians. We have talked and prayed with many. Last night spent time in the hospital. Most people have something amputated. It is a pitiful sight. Every age group, both genders, just fill the place up with casts and stumps, dressings and pain. They look lost and devastated. They are homeless and still don´t know where their family members are. There are many children here on the street with one small bag of their life´s belongings. When you ask about their family they immediately say, ¨My father died,¨or ¨My mother died,¨ and on and on. Their stories are horrific of grabbing the children and running for the door when they felt the ¨shake.¨ Some made it and some didn´t.One girl we helped last night was crying out in pain and holding her stomach. She was just sitting on the sidewalk outside of the hospital along with her sister and some family. It seemed to get worse as we talked and became unbearable for her. She had told us that her father had died in the quake and that she hadn´t eaten all day.
Today we see news of the Haitian government resettling 400,000 of the 2 million homeless in refugee camps. The situation there is fluid. Our reconnaissance teams are on the ground in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. They’re delivering food and medicine and they’re assessing how best to help those of you who will follow to make a difference. You can follow their progress at this blog.
The many aftershocks have traumatized the Haitians streaming out of Port-au-Prince and the medical care available is still inadequate. Although aid is flowing in, there are hundreds of thousands in need.
In days to come, I’ll be sharing some of their stories. Here’s me giving you an overview.