Today Ken Little, disaster response manager for the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC), arrived in Port au Prince, joining CRWRC Country Consultant Ad deBlaeij in the work of coordinating CRWRC's response in Haiti. International relief managers from CRWRC arrive early next week.
In the coming weeks CRWRC will provide thousands of quake survivors with access to clean drinking water, medical services, shelter, and basic necessities to meet immediate needs.
"The damage is severe, and people are shocked and hungry," Little said today. "Many are still trapped beneath their homes, and the window of opportunity to rescue them is beginning to close. For survivors, the need for food, clean water, shelter and medical care is becoming extremely urgent."
CRWRC is working with international humanitarian aid organizations to coordinate a response to the 7.0 earthquake that rocked Haiti on Tuesday, January 12. By collaborating with Medical Teams International and other non-government organizations to provide immediate, emergency aid, CRWRC is working to ensure the most effective response possible.
Financial contributions for CRWRC's response are urgently needed. Every dollar makes a difference and now if Canadians give a donation to the Haiti Earthquake victims through CRWRC by February 12th, it will double in impact due to a generous contribution from the Canadian Government.
Donate online: US|Canada