Haiti Earthquake. Aide et prieres pour les enfants de Dieu.
The January 12th, 2010. Haiti was struck by a magnitude-7.0 earthquake, the country's most severe earthquake in over 200 years. The epicenter of the quake was just outside the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. Widespread damage resulted from the quake. The capital city was devastated.
The Presidential Palace was badly damaged, with the second floor entirely collapsing onto the first floor; the Haitian Parliament building, UN mission headquarters and the National Cathedral were also destroyed. International aid flowed in but was hampered by damaged infrastructure: the main port was damaged beyond immediate use, the one local airport was of limited capacity and border crossings with the Dominincan Republic were distant and crowded.
As many as one million Haitians were left homeless.
The death toll from Haiti's devastating earthquake has risen to at least 230-thousand people as of mid-February.
The number of dead in Haiti does not represent the bodies buried by private funeral homes and cemeteries, or bodies buried by family members.
The Haitian government says an additional 300-thousand were injured.
Haiti declared Friday February 12th, 2010 a day of mourning to mark one month since a massive earthquake devastated much of the capital Port-au-Prince and surrounding area.
Four weeks after the quake, an estimated one million people remain displaced with the government acknowledging that it has no clear idea how to resettle them before the rainy season starts around April.
"What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of..".
“My thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by this earthquake. We are closely monitoring the situation and we stand ready to assist the people of Haiti. May God bless the people of Haiti and those here in America
and around the world working on their behalf.”-The 44th President of The United States of America, Barack Obama 1/12/2010
On January 19th, 2010 President Barack Obama tapped former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to lead private sector fund-raising efforts.
For more log on to http://www.clintonbushhaitifund.org/
"People around the world know the hardship you are going through and that we care deeply about your lives," President George W. Bush 1/20/2010
Following a heart procedure and exactly a month after the earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and left some 1.2 million homeless, President Clinton said there had been "a generous outpouring of support from donors all over the world." "In my capacity as UN Special Envoy for Haiti, I will continue to work with the Haitian government and people, international donors and multilateral organizations," Clinton said in a statement.
He said the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and his own Clinton Foundation Haiti Relief Fund had secured "impressive" donations.
"So far, we've allocated seven million dollars to organizations providing medical care, food, water, shelter, and education," he said, "and we will continue to provide assistance in the months and years to come." 2/12/2010
Please pray for Haiti and help in any way you can by calling 1-800 RedCross or Texting HAITI to 90999.
All taxpayers who make a monetary donation for Haiti relief before March 1st will be able to deduct the donation on their 2009 tax returns.
Song-"What the World Needs Now Is Love"- Performed by Jackie DeShannon and written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, 1965.
added: Feb 14, 2010