On the Field: New Hope for Thousands of Haitians

Today, I’m on my way with a World Help team to the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere . . . Haiti.

In January 2010, a devastating 7.0 earthquake shook the tiny island nation to the core. Port-au-Prince was reduced to a pile of smoking rubble, and thousands of children suddenly became orphans . . . with only memories of a life they would never know again.

Haiti Medical Care

I remember being surrounded by mountains of debris when our team landed on the ground. The images of hopelessness will never fade from my memory: I knew our response had to be urgent, immediate, and effective.

For months, we worked with a network of aid partners in Haiti to distribute food, set up tents, supply tools to remove the rubble, provide medical care for the sick and injured, and organize rescue care for orphans.

But we wanted to do more than just give temporary help; we wanted to make long-term, sustainable investments—improvements that would address the deep-seeded problems that Haiti has struggled with for decades.

We immediately went to work addressing some of the biggest obstacles to Haiti’s progress—the glaring absence of clean water, medical care, and a program to rescue children who are suffering from the debilitating effects of both.

Haitian Children

On this trip, I’ll have the honor of dedicating two extraordinary advancements to the future of our work in Haiti [ . . . ]

Read more about my trip to Haiti
on World Help’s Blog

 

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