Haiti: Relief effort in full swing

In the wake of Haiti's 7.0 earthquake, Convoy of Hope relief teams are on the ground in Port-au-Prince distributing food, water, medicine and more. Water purification units are also being implemented.

When the earthquake hit, Convoy's country director was in Port-au-Prince. And because Convoy's warehouse was fully stocked, the team was able to begin responding immediately with 50,000 meals.

One load of relief supplies is being airlifted shortly and another truckload of food and medicine just arrived from the Dominican Republic. Additional loads are being readied for immediate shipment and distribution at several points of distribution in Port-au-Prince.

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Security personnel have been retained to protect the relief workers. Volunteer teams are being asked to register at goteams@convoyofhope.org. However, until Convoy of Hope can ensure their safety, volunteers will not be deployed.

"The best way to assist the people of Haiti right now," says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope, is by making a cash gift. "This is a major disaster that requires a major response. We're encouraging people to join with their family and friends and make a sacrificial gift so more people can receive help. Our pledge is to stretch every dollar to minister to as many suffering people as possible."