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One Week and 24+ hours since initial quake

January 21, 2010

“January 12 is a day that will live in Haitian history.”

This quote, from Pere Whitney, a good friend of Pere Bourdeau – just goes to illustrate the devastation and catastrophe of last Tuesday’s earthquake. Just as a reminder, that means it has been more than one week since Hinche started feeling the impact. Closed banks, empty gas stations, high priced food on the black market, overflowing hospitals, cancelled school classes, widespread despair – these are just a few of the challenges facing the people of Hinche.

The image below depicts the Haitian National Cathedral – now destroyed. Just a reminder that church buildings are made of stones and glass. Even a 7.0 earthquake can’t destroy God’s people.

National Cathedral

Once again, a reminder on how you can help:

Online giving is temporarily unavailable. The e-giving link has been corrupted, but we’re working to get that fixed asap.

For now, please just send checks to:

St. Bridget Church Haiti Committee

Memo Line: Hinche Relief

6006 Three Chopt Road
Richmond, VA 23226-2797
(804) 282-9511

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Susan Fischer Davis permalink
    January 21, 2010 3:23 am

    Hi Danny-

    I’m Natalie and Staige’s mom and want to let you know how glad I am that you are safe and how proud I am of the work you are doing in Haiti. John and I followed your news and were so relieved when you made it home.

    I am the medical director for the Henrico Health Department and talked to my staff this week about the earthquake in Haiti and the tremendous public health challenges it poses. I know you are in great demand, but I would love it if you could come to the Health Department (on Parham Road near Staples Mill Road) and talk to us about the earthquake from your perspective of the public health issues and need. I know you’re back at William and Mary, but wondered if you might be in Richmond on Friday afternoon and willing to talk with us. I’m very interested in what we could do as a local public health agency to help the relief effort.

    Natalie, too, has followed your story from Portland, Maine through my reports. She is living with a refugee family from Somalia (that settled in Maine) for a month as part of her January term at Williams.

    Thank you for all you are doing. I can hardly stop thinking about Haiti, so I can only imagine how intense this is for you.


  2. February 2, 2010 6:10 pm

    There is obviously a lot to learn. There are some good points here.

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