Skip to comments.Compassion International, Haiti Office Near Epicenter [Many Ask Was My Sponsored Child Affected?]
Posted on 01/13/2010 5:32:59 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
As of Wednesday morning, Compassion International reports that they have not yet made contact with their Haiti office, which is near the epicenter of Tuesdays 7.0-magnitude earthquake. The quake has produced many aftershocks, including two of significant intensity - over 5.0 in magnitude. Communication to Haiti is virtually impossible with widespread damage to cell towers and communication lines.
Compassion shared on Twitter that their reach in Haiti involves 230 churches helping 65,000+ children/families, 2,200 Child Survival Program moms and babies and almost 100 leadership students. Based on the epicenter, media reports and our center locations, we expect centers have been affected. The Compassion office in the Dominican Republic reports ground teams are heading for the border and additional staff are flying into Haiti by helicopter.
Many across the U.S. sponsor a child through Compassion International. Today, Compassion reposted a relevant article on their blog entitled, Was my sponsored child affected by that crisis?
(Excerpt) Read more at everydaychristian.com ...
Here is a Google Earth image showing the approximate location for the earthquakes epicenter in relation to our child development centers.
The image is just intended to give perspective not definitively identify where all the centers are located. However, there is a discussion thread in Facebook about the location of some centers.
The fact that many development centers are so close to one another means that some centers cant be seen. And obviously the size of the image makes it difficult to read the numbers that are visible. We published a larger image in Twitpic and in Facebook.
The blue icons represent child development centers, and the red icons represent child survival programs. Most red icons hide behind the blue ones, but for some reason a few show through.
The orange circles represent earthquake activity in the last week (or so).
for google earth overlay image.
Visible in preview but not in post..sorry.
You know, when the Christmas Tsunami happened a few years back, FR had a highlighted thread where people could post places to donate for responders. Might be a good idea for this.