Largest earthquake in Haiti history leaves destruction and chaos
January 12, 2010, 7:00 PM
Thousands feared dead amidst the rubble and ruins
A powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Haiti, hitting in the highly
populated capital of Port-au-Prince. Food for the Hungry Haiti staff members are on the ground and
our Emergency Response Unit and nearby Dominican Republic staff are mobilizing to help Haitians in
Just hours after the quake hit, night had fallen and communication lines and electricity was
out, leaving thousands of people stranded and possibly trapped under the rubble. Many public
buildings, including a hospital, have collapsed. In a country already poor and vulnerable, this
catastrophe threatens the lives of countless Haitians.
Please help Food for the Hungry bring hope to the people reeling from this catastrophe.
Pray: Please pray for the safety of our staff in Haiti, many of whom we have not been able to
contact. Also, pray for the thousands of Haitians struggling to survive, that help would reach them
Give now: Your faithful support allows our Emergency Response Unit to reach people immediately
with the supplies they need – food, water, shelter – to survive. Give now to help bring hope to
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