Salvation Army to Reopen School in Port-au-Prince Haiti Following Earthquake

Tens of thousands of children have suffered from the earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince.

Tens of thousands of children have suffered from the earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince.

On Monday, January 25, in a small sign that life will return to normal, more than a week after Haiti’s earthquake, The Salvation Army will re-open a school in a temporary site at the organization’s compound in Port au Prince. Two of the school’s main buildings were destroyed in the earthquake and the people are too terrified to enter those buildings that are still standing. Still, Salvation Army relief workers will provide children aged three to six years old with security, nutrition and medical assistance as needed, in a make-shift school day.

Prior to the earthquake, 1,500 children attended The Salvation Army school, sponsored by Kindernothilfe (KNH), each day.  The Salvation Army will offer day-to-day schooling and support for hundreds of children aged three to six years old in the coming weeks.

The Salvation Army set up a Haiti relief fund and is accepting monetary donations. Donors may contribute $10 via their phone bill by text messaging the word “HAITI” to 52000, and confirming the donation with the word, “Yes.”  Donors can also give via www.salvationarmyusa.org, 1-800-SAL-ARMY and through the mail at: The Salvation Army World Service Office, International Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 630728, Baltimore, MD 21263-0728 with designation “Haiti Earthquake.”