I found this great article over on Christian Today and thought it was a good read. It’s good to see help still being given to those in need because everybody tends to forget they still need help even though the disaster was months ago now.
“International relief organisation Samaritan’s Purse has committed to construct 7,500 shelters for victims still without homes, six months after the massive earthquake in Haiti.
The Christian organisation, led by evangelist Franklin Graham, has completed 2,360 transitional shelters, more than any other relief agency in Haiti.
“Months have passed since the quake, but the suffering continues for the people of Haiti,” said Graham.
Samaritan’s Purse is continuing to provide shelter, food, clean water, physicians and education to Haitians.
Food has been distributed to over 300,000 people and 100 hand pumps are being rehabilitated in Port-au-Prince, the relief organisation reported. Salaries are also being provided for 200 teachers in 20 schools and 400 women are receiving training on job skills and health. Samaritan’s Purse has raised $51 million for relief and recovery work in Haiti.” – “Samaritan’s Purse provides Haitians relief from sun and storms”
This post reminded me that there are still several thousand people in Haiti living in the streets with no food or shelter. This seems to happen a lot with disasters, people care and do what they can to help for the first few weeks or months after it happens but then forget that a few months effort does not fix the terrible reality of what happened. Haiti needs continued support to ever rebuild again, and I am glad to see somebody offering a helping hand to them. It can rain for weeks at a time in Haiti and with no shelter that is literally devastating to people. I’m glad to see the Samaritan’s Purse doing what they can to help out Haiti.