By Joy Oglesby
It was a warm Tuesday afternoon when the earth started to violently shift. Within minutes thousands were killed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as buildings collapsed on children, women and men.
When the dust settled, more than 300,000 people were dead. Countless others were injured. More than 1 million instantly displaced.
Since that terrible day, generous donors of Food For The Poor like you have stood with the people of Haiti. Together, we have:
- •Built 5,015 permanent two-room homes with water and sanitation
- •Installed 90 water filtration units that purify 900,000 gallons of clean water a day
- •Built or restored 35 schools in the Port-au-Prince area
- Today, on the fifth anniversary of a catastrophe that took so many innocent lives, we reflect on the sheer will of the human spirit to survive. The people of Haiti refuse to give up. And Food For The Poor will not give up, either. We will continue to be there for the people of Haiti, helping one family and one village at a time.This is our prayer.