HAITI RELIEF BRIEF
From: Dan O’Deens 1.19.2010
HAITI RELIEF DEVELOPMENT
COH Response Update
- 164,696 meals distributed at 9 PODs (points of distribution)
- 10 containers set to ship this week
- NEEDS: food, water, medical supplies, tents, and tarps
- We are distributing and setting up walter filtration units in Haiti, number of units to come.
- New team going in today (Monday) and one team coming out.
- We have been active in Haiti for about 3 years
Current Ground Report
- 70,000 confirmed deaths
- Ports still closed
- Fuel is still a major issue
- Tent camps being setup outside the city
**We are aware of the 6.0 earthquake struck in Guatemala. This earthquake struck 64 miles beneath the earth’s surface. We have not seen or heard any reports of damage / causalities.
1) At this time, Convoy of Hope is not recruiting or deploying volunteer teams due to unsafe conditions and the nearly impossible travel situation. We are also not accepting product donations that have any expectations attached for these same reasons. We hope to open up these opportunities as the situation stabilizes.
2) If your organization is collecting individual donations for Haiti relief efforts, we can create a custom landing page on the COH website, to which you can direct individuals to by placing a link on your website. We can then easily track and report back to you the results of your efforts.
Link to News Headlines: http://www.convoyofhope.org/go/headlines
Link to photos available for public use: http://photos.convoyofhope.org/cgi-bin/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Public/Haiti_Earthquake_2010
“The situation regarding food and water remains dire,” says Kevin Rose, Haiti director for Convoy of Hope. “The lack of fuel and security issues has made it very difficult to move food around the city. But through our network of partners we are getting food into some of the most desperate places.”
Rose says the food being distributed to earthquake victims is inventory from Convoy of Hope’s warehouse that is used to feed 7,000 children each day who are a part of Convoy of Hope’s feeding initiative in Haiti.
“That supply will last 10 to 14 more days,” admits Rose. “So, we need to replenish the warehouse as fast as we can to ensure that we can keep feeding the children in our program while also continuing to provide food for those who are suffering from the earthquake.”
PLAN OF ACTION:
PRAY: Search & Recovery; Families; Hope; Medical, Food & Water; Safety
GIVE: Secure Container With Supplies For Airdrop – DONE!
Challenge Churches To: Give $; Purchase A Container $10,000
GO: Plan to Mobilize “GO TEAMS” for long term rebuilding
For our FGBC Leadership as they work together to come alongside our FGBC Churches to organize and unleash God’s Love on Haiti
We really appreciate your consistent prayers and generous support to the relief efforts that are already underway by our Haitian partners in Port-Au-Prince. Here are some specific ways you can pray for the role the FGBC and our partners are planning to relieve the suffering from the earthquake:
– Pray for the food distribution taking place in Haiti. This is always dangerous when people are starving to death and will resort to almost anything to get to a food source. That our national partners, who are working so selflessly to serve, will not be harmed during food distribution by those feeling desperate.
–Pray for the continued improvement of aid trying to enter the country. Convoy of Hope’s food source is near gone, one container has been dropped and 10 more are in route to Haiti via the Dominican Republic.
– Pray for the assessment team of Convoy of Hope and Dan O’Deens as they plan to go to Haiti.
– Pray for the safe transfer of funds and resources to our Haitian partners. We want to do all that we can to make sure the people receive the money and resources we are giving.
– Pray for divine strength for the Haitian church leaders, who have faced their own personal hardships and loss of loved ones, yet continue to tirelessly work to ensure the well-being of their Haitian countrymen.
Thank you for your partnership and your desire to stand with us in showing the people of Haiti the same compassion and mercy that we ask from our Heavenly Father. The recovery from this earthquake will take a very long time and the FGBC, CPR-3 and Convoy of Hope is committed to helping the church of Haiti lead the country in showing the world that even in times like this, there is help in the Lord God.