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A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on August 14th, 2021. The death toll has grown to more than 2,200 and over 12,200 people were injured. Nearly 61,000 homes were destroyed and 76,000 were damaged. 

                                                    

We are so thankful that all of the Children of the Nations staff and children are safe and none of them have been affected. But we are responding to the needs of the victims.

 

Here are some ways you can help:

  • Donate to the Haiti Emergency Fund by clicking on the 'DONATE' button below and provide essential needs like food, medicine, and shelter to children who have lost their families, homes, and schools.
  • Donate a new or gently used tent to a family who lost their home. Two-, four-, and six-person tents or larger are needed. Contact Chief Resource Officer Dave Schertzer at (360) 633-1621 or daveschertzer@cotni.org for details about how to donate.
  • Pray as our staff and board consider how they might respond to the enormous needs. Pray for children who have lost family, homes, and schools.

                                                    

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Children of the Nations board and staff have now made four trips to the affected area, including two recent trips to Maniche, to assess the most desperate needs and provide relief. During these trips to Maniche, they gave 100 families food, hygiene kits, and school supplies. Several families were also given tents, and urgently needed medical supplies were given to the local hospital.

Our staff worked directly with the mayor of Maniche to identify the most vulnerable children. Very little aid has been given to this community so far, so your generosity has made a huge difference.

 

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But the needs in Maniche are still overwhelming. About 5,600 homes were destroyed and 1,076 were damaged. There is only one hospital left standing in a region of about 38,000. Twenty-eight schools were destroyed and 29 were damaged.

We need your help to continue responding to the most pressing needs of the victims. You can give at the “DONATE” button below or find more ways you can help in the list above.

Thank you for supporting our staff on the ground as they seek to help where it is most needed!

 

Please give a gift to meet the urgent needs of the children in Haiti today:


For the Children,

Chris Clark
Founder and CEO