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  • Writer's pictureJessica Moore

Haiti Earthquake - We're responding

The beleaguered Caribbean nation of Haiti suffered a major catastrophic setback after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck on the morning of August 14, 2021. Over 1,400 people have been killed, thousands have been injured, and many more remain missing.

The epicenter occurred within the same peninsula as the January 12, 2010 7.0 magnitude earthquake, which devastated the capital city of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas, and contributed to the deaths of 200,000 people.

According to Haitian Civil Protection, more than 37,300 homes have been destroyed and 46,000 have sustained damages, leaving thousands homeless and creating pressing shelter and WASH needs.

The dire health situation remains the most pressing concern, as several hospitals have been damaged or destroyed, while those still operating are completely overwhelmed, lacking sufficient personnel and medical supplies.

We need your help.

CitiHope is responding to urgent need requests sent by our partners in Haiti. Critically needed medicine, medical supplies, and food are being sourced for rapid delivery. Our team in Dominican Republic is coordinating logistics and resources on the ground.

To make a financial donation, please click here to donate online or send a check to CitiHope, PO Box 626, Margaretville NY 12455, with ‘Haiti Relief’ written in the check memo.

We will post updates on our efforts as the situation progresses. Please keep the people of Haiti in your prayers.

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