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Haiti Earthquake Relief

Jason Inman
Jason Inman campaign leader

Haiti Update: Feeding the Survivors

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In the two weeks since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, Convoy of Hope has distributed 1.6 million meals to hungry people in Haiti.

“The reason we were able to get food to so many people so fast was because we were already feeding thousands of children each day throughout Haiti,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. “Long-standing, strategic partnerships such as the one we have with Mission of Hope became pipelines that enabled us to quickly and efficiently get food and supplies to some of the hardest-hit areas.”

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Donaldson also notes that Convoy of Hope’s warehouse - which is located just outside of Port-au-Prince - had just been restocked with food prior to the earthquake. Already having food in country, he says, gave Convoy of Hope a head start to begin meeting critical needs almost immediately after the earthquake struck.

That was good news for Evenel St-Vil, a 29-year-old school teacher in Port-au-Prince whose house was destroyed in the earthquake. St-Vil was one of the thousands who turned to Convoy of Hope for food in the days after the earthquake.

“I live in a tent on a soccer field,” he said. “How long will we live there? I don’t know. I don’t know what I’m going to do.”

Though two weeks have passed since the earthquake struck St-Vil’s sentiments are common. Many Haitians just don’t know where or how to begin putting their lives back together. Donaldson says Convoy of Hope is committed to helping Haiti for the long term.

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“We feel privileged to have been in a position to help tens of thousands of families who had no place to turn to for food and water after the earthquake,” he says. “As Haiti moves toward recovery and rebuilding we will continue to be there providing food, water and supplies through our feeding initiatives and points of distribution we established after the earthquake.”

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