Saturday morning a little after 8am EST a 7.2 earthquake occurred in Haiti near L Asile about (42km) 26 miles from our school in Petite Riviere DeNippes. Preliminary reports show no damage visible on the outside of the school inspection, however it will need to be inspected by a structural engineer to determine the situation before we can safely use it . The retreat house has no visible damage outside but some damage on the inside. Thank God that this happened on a Saturday when school was not in session. There is damage to a number of buildings in town including Monolo's INN where many of us have stayed. Cities like LaKay and Jeremie have also received considerable damage. I will try to keep you updated as the situation evolves. If any of you receive updates please feel free to share with the group. Please pray for our friends in Haiti.
God Bless You
Jack Davidson Dir.
American Haitian Foundation
As a result of the Saturday earthquake we found homes were destroyed in the area and people in the community of Petite Riviere De Nippes have been displaced.
As was the case in 2010 many Haitian people are afraid to enter their homes because of recurring aftershocks and are sleeping outside.
Today the AHF is in the process of setting up a community feeding and clean water center on our school grounds to help provide basic needs for our students and the needy of the community.
The attached pictures are of some of the damaged homes in Petite Riviere De Nippes. If you would like to help in our efforts to feed earthquake victims in our area you may donate at www.americanhaitianfoundation.org . You can also receive weekly updates by following us on facebook.com/amerHaitian .
Yesterday, the American Haitian Foundation set up a feeding center at our school in Petite Riviere De Nippes. The food was prepared over charcoal fires and we served meals for about 500 needy children and adults. We will try to continue this effort as long as the need for food and clean water exists in the area. This relief effort is made possible by your kind donations and continued prayers. Thank You!
If you would like to help in our efforts to feed earthquake victims in our area you may donate at www.americanhaitianfoundation.org . You can also receive weekly updates by following us on facebook.com/amerHaitian