Haiti: A Look Five Years Later

Monday, January 12, 2015

On January 12, 2010, a devastating 7.0 earthquake rocked the country of Haiti, causing massive damage, taking an estimated 300,000 lives, and leaving more than one million people…

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Haiti Four Years Later: Encouraged by Progress and Hopeful for the Future

Sunday, January 12, 2014

There are no doubts that the quake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010 was devastating; the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives, more than one million people forced into shelters made of whatever could be salvaged, businesses and livelihoods lost and a nation trying to make sense of it.

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3 Years Later: The Salvation Army Haiti Continues Rebuilding

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

“Ansanm, ansanm n’a Rive” is a Haitian Creole phrase that conveys the idea of working together to achieve a goal or task, and that’s exactly what The Salvation…

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Meet Wesley, Julien & Marie: Doing the Most Good in Fond-des-Negres

Monday, August 13, 2012

We blogged about The Salvation Army World Service Office’s (SAWSO) presence at the 19th annual International Aids Conference in Washington, DC. The event brings together 25,000 leaders, experts…

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Haiti: SAWSO’s Life-Saving Solutions for a Nation in Need

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Among the 25,000 attendees at the 19th annual International Aids Conference happening right now in Washington, DC are representatives of The Salvation Army’s World Service Office (SAWSO). This event is just one more way for SAWSO employees to hear the latest scientific developments on the disease and learn more about the global response to HIV.

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Rebuilding in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Friday, March 30, 2012

You might remember when we blogged about the reconstruction planning of The Salvation Army’s Delmas 2 compound – the headquarters and facilities site that marks a 60-year presence…

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Haiti 2 Years Later: Build with Us

Thursday, January 12, 2012

“There is a city to build. There is a country to save. Do not be an observer, become a builder.”

In January 2011, one year after a 7.0 earthquake rocked the country of Haiti, these inspirational words were spoken at a Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving in Port-au-Prince. The speaker was Divisional Commander Major Lucien Lamartiniere, himself a victim of the disaster.

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Salvation Army Rebuilds Schools in Haiti

Friday, October 28, 2011

The U.S. has been relatively blessed in 2011 as far as natural disasters go. Outside of the damage left by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, the stormy season has been fairly quiet. We thank God for His blessings on our country.

It’s easy to get stuck in the bubbles of our personal lives. In the midst of fall activities, work and family, I often forget about our friends in Haiti who are still suffering in the aftermath of 2009’s earthquake. But while they continue to pick up the pieces, progress is being made. We are pleased to share an encouraging update of Haiti’s redevelopment from The Salvation Army Southern Territory.

Thanks to The Salvation Army’s Haiti Recovery and Development (HRD) team, Salvation Army school buildings in Port-au-Prince were repaired so that nearly 700 students could begin the school year on time.

The HRD school renovation and construction team worked hard throughout the summer months, battling harsh weather conditions such as heavy rains and flooding to ensure the classes could begin.

Project Manager David White and Assistant Project Manager Raymond Cédoine were the leads on this project. Along with managing the actual construction process, they trained teams of workers to be able to maintain the buildings long after the rebuilding process.

It is The Salvation Army’s hope that by the end of 2014, all 20 schools affected by the earthquake will have been repaired and reconstructed. Read the full story here from The Salvation Army’s Southern Territory’s $10 for Haiti Website.

As we reflect on our personal blessings this holiday season, let us not forget the suffering and those who sacrifice to “Do the Most Good” for those in need.

New roofing and walls. Photo Courtesy of www.tenforhaiti.org.

Supervisors David White and Raymond Cédoine. Photo Courtesy of www.tenforhaiti.org

David trains construction teams. Photo courtesy of www.tenforhaiti.org
If you would like to donate to The Salvation Army’s Disaster Relief, please visit https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/.

Click Here to read about The Salvation Army of Haiti.

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23

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Next Step for The Salvation Army Haiti

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

In light of the many disasters that have affected our communities in the past few months, it gives us hope to look to our friends in Haiti, who have persevered and overcome much as they continue to rebuild.

In Port-au-Prince, The Salvation Army is nearing the end of planning phase two for their Delmas 2 compound, the headquarters and facilities site that was mostly destroyed in the January 2010 earthquake.

Chilean architects from Habiterra have presented a scale model and plans for the reconstruction of the Delmas 2 compound. Key players from The Salvation Army, including the Divisional Commander and directors from College Verena and the clinic, and the director of KNH Haiti, who is funding a large part of the project, assembled for the presentation.

“It’s a very modern and practical school,” said Major Sylvaine Maegli, The Salvation Army’s College Verena Administrator.

The plan, now more developed, includes separate buildings for kindergarten, primary and secondary students, a centrally located administration building for control and accessibility and doors and hallways designed to provide access for handicapped children and adults. There are also plans for a small soccer field, storage for sports equipment, a library and cafeteria.

The proposal will need to undergo further revisions before getting final approval, but we’re all excited to see the great things they have planned. For more details about the plan, you can find the full story here.

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A New Beginning for The Salvation Army in Haiti

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Salvation Army Haiti has dedicated their new divisional headquarters! Nearly 15 months after the January 2010 earthquake damaged their former facility, it’s exciting to see this representation of resilience and strength.

The ceremony and ribbon cutting celebrated both what the Army means to Haiti and what the future holds for it and the communities it serves.

We have some photos from the Haiti headquarters dedication below. For the full album, click here.

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