Posted by: zephaniah317 | January 14, 2010

Haiti – Hands and Feet Project needs help

I posted a couple of years back that I found out that Audio Adrenaline started an orphanage in Haiti, and decided to start sending them monthly support. Well, you can imagine what’s going on the past few days with the earthquake and all. Mark Stuart (lead singer of AA) is actually down there right now and has posted some information on Facebook:

 

Hi everyone….

Everyone here is ok, but we are all very scared. The buildings held up great, but there are several houses right around us that have collapsed. Also, Hotel Cyvadier had major damage, while the brand new three story “peace of mind” hotel was demolished. Francine, one of our teenage nannies was in afternoon school and escaped while the building was collapsing around her because she was sitting by the door…however many of her classmates died yesterday. Many houses and and buildings have collapsed in Jacmel including the hospital. I know most of the news there is coming from PAP, but there is substantial loss of life here on the south coast. We need prayer for wisdom and strength. Its very chaotic here. We were able to buy diesel this morning and hopefully get more propane for cooking tomorrow. Last night was crazy…slept on the dirt in the center of the village…away from the buildings. Tonight we may venture back indoors, but that is yet to be decided. We go in and out to get necessities. The Haitian people are numb and sad to say very used to death, but this has created what seems to be a hypnotic state. I’ve never been in a situation were you feel SO helpless, fearful, and small. The tremors are coming again as i type this. Whoa!!!

Mark

 

 The orphanage is near the city of Jacmel. Just to give you an idea, here’s a map (click on it for larger picture) of where they’re located (the epicenter of the earthquake was a few miles southwest of Port Au Prince):

You can read up on the latest news at both sites on http://www.handsandfeetproject.org, although the website news page is a little skewed right now and hard to read. I’d also encourage everyone to make a donation (there’s a “DONATE” button at the top of the home page. Just click on the “one time payment” option. I have to believe, despite the rumors going around about money being stolen in transit, that it’s a reputable site and the money will get to where it’s supposed to. Hands and Feet send me a receipt in the email periodically (although not every month) with pictures of the children and status of what’s going on. I sent a donation this morning and received an email receipt immediately. They are in desperate need right now in the Cyvadier location, best I can tell. Please pray and give as the Holy Spirit leads. Thanks!

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