A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Haiti Saturday, August 14, 2021. 15,654 Compassion-assisted children were affected. 16 tragically died, others lost family members, homes and their sense of safety.
The earthquake destroyed or damaged 12,000 homes and 34 local churches/child development centers.
We’ve distributed 5,593 vouchers for stronger building materials designed to withstand heavy rains and provide protection from intruders. 2,100 homes have been repaired or rebuilt. Compassion has also constructed 21 transitional spaces to use as meeting places for children, their families and churches to gather and seek refuge.
We celebrate what’s been done but know there is much more to do. Six months after the earthquake, southern Haiti still feels the aftershocks. This will be a lifelong journey for so many Haitians.
In rebuilding homes, meeting spaces and child development centers we are helping stabilizing communities so the local church can continue to support and serve.
We, the Church get to be a reminder of God’s consistency in comfort, guidance and prayer.
Together, let’s rebuild to fortify and strengthen the local church. Let’s rebuild and keep marching on
Your gifts will help support rebuilding efforts for those affected by the earthquake. You can help give families a safe place to live, and provide churches with a place to minister and worship together.