News and updates of Mission of Hope's Disaster Relief efforts

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Press Release

Earthquake devastates Haiti
Mission of Hope Responds Quickly

For Immediate Release

An estimated 1.8 million residents were violently shaken by an earthquake affecting the densely populated areas near Port-au-Prince January 12. Mission of Hope (MOH), a ministry who serves the hurting and less fortunate in Haiti, is quickly organizing its “first responder” teams. Many of its staff are already providing healthcare in its medical clinic to those injured by the quake.

“Our staff on the ground reports that this looks really bad, but we’ve been here before with the hurricanes two years ago,” said Brad Johnson, Mission of Hope president. “We have the infrastructure in place and prepared to serve.”

Johnson says the MOH warehouse is stocked with 1.5 million meals which will begin to be distributed immediately.

Fortunately, the North American Mission of Hope staff and families and the orphanage children at MOH have been spared major calamity, though buildings and other facilities have yet to be surveyed for damage. We still have not heard from many of the 150 Haitian Staff and 1,200 students that attend our school. MOH has established a command center in front of is campus at 777 Route Nationale #1.

Haiti is already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with 8 out of 10 people living in extreme poverty.

Johnson says donations of cash and medical supplies are needed to support the many needs affecting those devastated by the 7.0 earthquake.

“Haiti is a difficult place to live on a good day,” said Johnson. “Pray for the funds and resources to provide the needed assistance.”

General Information about Haiti
  • There are still 400,000 children without parents in Haiti. These children are left alone to fend for themselves on the streets.
  • There are still over 17,000 children in our area that will never go to school. They have healthy minds but no money for school.1 out of 5 children will die before the age of five.
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  1. thank-you for posting this, Patrick. I'm Daryl DeKlerk, son of Peter and Dorothy, and brother to Vern, who've been helping through Tytoo Gardens orphanage. We're so thankful they've been able to pool support at your facility. our prayers are with you. all North America is watching. above all, God is watching. may he strengthen you.

  2. Hi my name is Rozena (daughter-in-law of Jeanne and Bill Howard in Bethany MO.
    Thank God for people like you and your staff. My husband Mike and I are praying for you and the people of Haiti. How awesome that you have to give 1.5 millian meals. We know that will not be enough but God can feed so many more then we can ever imagine and I know He will send help. We will keep you, the mission and Haiti in our prayers. Gods strength and protection on you.

  3. My prayers are with you and the people of Haiti.
    At a time like this when the world stands still perhaps we will remember that none of us are immortal,perhaps war can turn into hope and love for mankind.No man is stronger then Mother Nature.
    God will be with the land and people of Haiti giving his strength,love, and hope for healing days ahead.
    Lee Ellis