7.0 Earthquake Rocks Haiti Convoy of Hope is Responding

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A 7.0 earthquake struck the country of Haiti, leveling buildings, cutting off communications and leaving the world wondering about the state of this poor country. Witnesses said buildings were destroyed and many people injured. The lack of communications is hindering the ability to determine the full extent of damage and destruction.

Convoy of Hope is responding. You can help with a secure online donation.

Convoy of Hope is establishing an emergency command center just outside the city of Port-au-Prince where food, water and supplies will be distributed to victims of the earthquake that rocked Haiti on Tuesday.

"Our Haiti country director is on the ground and we are working closely with our partners to check on the children we feed and also to assist victims with immediate needs," says Hal Donaldson, founder and president of Convoy of Hope. "We have a warehouse in Haiti and have food and supplies immediately available to those in need. In the next few days several more containers filled with relief supplies will be prepared and shipped immediately to Haiti."

Initial reports indicate that many buildings, homes and walls toppled under the strain of the earthquake. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Many of its nearly 10 million residents live in abject poverty.

For several years Convoy of Hope has worked in Haiti and currently feeds 7,000 children there each day.

You can help the people of Haiti by making an online donation today. Your online gift will go to immediately help the victims of this massive earthquake.

Thank you for your love and concern for the children and victims of this devastating earthquake.