Well, I got official word last night that I am going to Haiti. I’ll be leaving tomorrow (Jan 29) and returning Wednesday. Now the adrenalin is flowing. I’m excited about being able travel to a place where people are in such need. 2 million people were affected by the 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti. That’s half of the country’s population. With Haiti the poorest nation in the western hemisphere BEFORE the earthquake, we can only imagine where it falls now.
Let me explain what I’ll be doing while I’m there. Not only will I be covering stories for Mission Network News, but I’ll also be representing Compassion International in their Help Haiti with Compassion campaign. On Monday, Feburary 1, radio stations from around the country will be banding together to help raise money for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. It’s broadcast effort being called Help Haiti with Compassion and will be heard on hundreds of radio stations around the United States. Moody Radio and Air 1 are just two of the networks carrying the effort.
Compassion International has been working in Haiti for 42 years. They recognized the need BEFORE the earthquake. They were one of the first organizations to begin delivering aid to the needy victims. While bottle necks continue happening at the airport, Compassion is bypassing that with an in country distribution network called, The Local Church. With that network, Compassion is able to identify the most needy and get the aid to those who need it most.
I’d like to encourage you to come back here often. I will be trying to update photos as often as I can.