Salvation Army Provides 1.3 Million Meals To Hungry Haitians

SALVATION ARMY PROVIDES 1.3 MILLION MEALS TO HUNGRY HAITIANSNew shipments of food and water arrived in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince over the weekend, as did a new team of doctors, nurses, and paramedics who’ll be providing medical care to Haitians injured in the January 12 earthquake. The latest shipments consist of 53 pallets of food and 12 pallets of water, or a total of 629,800 meals, 1,300 gallon jugs of water, and 5,100 individual bottles of water. In all, more than 1.3 million meals have been transported to Haiti, so far, from a Salvation Army warehouse in Miami. The United Nations has designated The Salvation Army as the “lead agency” responsible for the care of 20,000 earthquake survivors living in makeshift tents or out in the open near the Army’s main compound in Port-au-Prince. The Army is providing food, water and medical services to this group while also addressing other critically important issues such as sanitation and the provision of medium-term shelters and cooking kits.  Salvation Army personnel have instituted a daily feeding program for 600 children at the Army’s Port-au-Prince compound and are delivering weekly supplies of food to an orphanage serving 130 children. They’ve also reopened a school for 100 children under the age of six.Among those being cared for by The Salvation Army is a group of Haitian technicians who are working to restore the country’s communication system. Lack of good communication continues to present a significant challenge to multi-agency efforts to effectively coordinate assistance to earthquake survivors.Salvaton Army Provides 1.3 Million Meals to Hungry Haitians A 10,000-gallon water purification system housed at The Salvation Army’s main compound is providing drinkable water to thousands of homeless Haitians. Additionally, Salvation Army doctors, nurses and paramedics are providing medical care to about 200 people per day.The Salvation Army has had a presence in Haiti since 1950, with more than 700 officers and staff operating schools, clinics, a hospital, children’s homes, and feeding programs through 60 Corps community centers.To support these Haiti-based humanitarian efforts, The Salvation Army is raising money nationwide. So far, the fundraising has brought in $8.3 million, 100 percent of which will be used to assist earthquake victims.The Haiti undertaking is The Salvation Army’s largest international relief effort since the Tsunami in 2005.

Salvation Army Extends Aid to Haiti Coastal Communities

While The Salvation Army continues to provide support and assistance to the approximately 20,000 displaced families taking shelter near our compound in Port-au-Prince, the Haiti Relief Team in the field continues to reach out and extend help and hope to even more victims in the country.The Salvation Army Relief Team, supported by the US Army 82nd Airborne, delivered more than 174,000 meals to the coastal community of Petit Goave.  To our knowledge, this was the very first major delivery of food to earthquake survivors in this affected area!Assessment visits are being organized to the coastal communities of Leogane and Jacmel as well to investigate the level of need and the logistics of extending relief operations to these communities.The Salvation Army has also been paying significant attention to the children of the country.An assessment team visit to the Le Bon Samaritan orphanage in Port-au-Prince resulted in a delivery of 20 tents and seven cases of food.  Our team has committed to continue weekly deliveries of food to the 130 children there and continues to visit other orphanages in the area to assess their needs.Also, despite receiving significant damage to the building, the ‘College Verena’ school located in the Salvation Army compound has developed a daily feeding program that serves 600 children per day.As The Salvation Army expands its outreach, we continue to work with partner agencies to provide for the many needs of victims in Port-au-Prince, providing food water, medical treatment, education, and other services.

Update: Salvation Army Providing Care to 20,000 Haitians at U.N.'s Request

SALVATION ARMY PROVIDING CARE TO 20,000 HAITIANS AT UN’S REQUESTThe United Nations has designated The Salvation Army as the “lead agency” responsible for the care of 20,000 earthquake survivors living in a makeshift tent city near the Army’s main compound in Port-au-Prince. This includes distributing more than 250,000 meals to homeless families and individuals and providing them with water and medical care. Salvation Army personnel in Port-au-Prince today (1/27) took possession of another shipment of supplies sent by the Army’s logistics team in Miami. The latest shipment consists of 18 pallets of food (213,000 meals) and four pallets of bottled water. Earlier shipments included 350,000 meals, 18,480 gallons of water, 260 tents, and medical and baby supplies.SALVATION ARMY PROVIDING CARE TO 20,000 HAITIANS AT UN’S REQUESTAmong those being cared for by The Salvation Army is a group of Haitian technicians who are working to restore the country’s communication system. They were presented with food sufficient for 11,000 meals. Lack of good communication continues to present a significant challenge to multi-agency efforts to effectively coordinate assistance to earthquake survivors.A 10,000-gallon water purification system housed at The Salvation Army’s main compound is providing drinkable water to thousands of homeless Haitians.Salvation Army doctors, nurses and paramedics provided medical care to another 250 patients today (1/27), bringing to approximately 1,650 the number of Haitians treated for injuries suffered in the January 12 earthquake.SALVATION ARMY PROVIDING CARE TO 20,000 HAITIANS AT UN’S REQUESTThe Salvation Army has had a presence in Haiti since 1950, with more than 700 officers and staff operating schools, clinics, a hospital, children’s homes, and feeding programs through 60 Corps community centers. Additional personnel, including doctors, nurses and paramedics, joined permanent Army staff after the earthquake and to date have provided medical aid to more than 1,700 children and adults. The Salvation Army also has opened a makeshift school for 100 children ages six and younger at its main compound in Port-au-Prince.To support these Haiti-based humanitarian efforts, The Salvation Army is raising money nationwide and so far has brought in $8.3 million, 100 percent of which will be used for that purpose only.The Haiti undertaking is The Salvation Army’s largest international relief effort since the Tsunami in 2005.

SALVATION ARMY PROVIDING CARE TO 20,000 HAITI EARTHQUAKE SURVIVORS

Opens a makeshift school for young children in Port-au-Prince The United Nations has designated The Salvation Army as the “lead agency” responsible for the care of 20,000 earthquake survivors living in a makeshift tent city near The Army’s main compound in Port-au-Prince. This includes distributing more than 250,000 meals to homeless families and individuals and providing them with water and medical care. Since the January 12 earthquake, The Salvation Army has moved more than 132,000 pounds of its own relief supplies to Haiti, including 350,000 meals, 18,480 gallons of water, 260 tents, and medical and baby supplies.Additionally, a 10,000-gallon water purification system housed at The Salvation Army’s main compound is providing drinkable water to thousands of homeless Haitians.The Salvation Army has had a presence in Haiti since 1950, with more than 700 officers and staff operating schools, clinics, a hospital, children’s homes, and feeding programs through 60 Corps community centers. Additional personnel, including doctors, nurses and paramedics, joined permanent Army staff after the earthquake and to date have provided medical aid to more than 1,500 children and adults. The Salvation Army also has opened a makeshift school for 100 children ages six and younger at its main compound in Port-au-Prince.To support these Haiti-based humanitarian efforts, The Salvation Army is raising money nationwide and so far has brought in $5.9 million to help earthquake victims. One-hundred percent of all donations are earmarked for earthquake victims; no portion of these funds will be used for overhead or staff salaries.The Haiti undertaking is The Salvation Army’s largest international relief effort since the Tsunami in 2005.For continued updates, please visit www.salarmychicago.wordpress.com.