See the aid reaching Haiti's earthquake victims.
Finally, good news from Haiti!
Despite the security situation, the Star of Hope managed to transport 700 emergency packages from the capital Port-au-Prince to the survivors of the disaster zone. The precious cargo of food and other emergency items was loaded on three trucks then the journey to the delivery area took 6 hours.
"I think we traveled under God's protection thanks to your prayers!" says our field manager Tony Boursiquot.
On Saturday morning, we began our emergency distribution on a football field in Cavaillon. Tony, Myrtha, Reginald, and the team members made sure that 350 selected families received a package of dry goods, preserves, and cooking oil. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, the distribution continued on a basketball court where another 350 families each received a package. Wow, what a blessing.
In both places, the air vibrated with joy and relief. Parents who have been forced to watch their children grow thinner every day now suddenly have enough food to feed their entire family for at least a month.
"We were met with so much gratitude", says Tony. These families asked me to say a special thank you to the Star of Hope donor. "Thank you for the enormous generosity and love you have shown us!"
Preparations for the distribution have been going on for a long time.
Step 1 was to find out where the need for help was greatest in the area.
Step 2 was to select 700 families based on that information.
Step 3 was to make 700 numbered coupons with their names.
Step 4 was to look up each family, give them their coupon and tell them where they would be on time on September 11th.
Thanks to this approach, which we have used in Haiti many times before, the distribution was free from congestion and trouble. The oldest and the weakest never had to worry about someone else grabbing their life-saving food package.
"The distribution went exactly according to plan," says Tony. I thank everyone who has been involved and fought for us to be able to implement this!"
* Mark Presson CEO comments - What a great report, we will be doing more interventions and deliver more food, can you supply one box? Fill out the form below or contact us the way that suits you.
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