Well as one month has passed since the earthquake in Haiti, news reports are going to begin tapering off, but the restoration work carries on. Not only that, the recent news I've gotten from people still working in the country has been quite positive. Last weekend, at the one-month mark, the president called for prayer and fasting, and a considerable amount of worship rose up to heaven during those days. The attached photo is of people worshiping in the streets.
I hope you've been able to keep following the news coming out of Haiti. I have not had time to post everything I come across, but I've been pouring over reports nearly every day. MAF is still very actively involved, as well as the QCS school and a number of friends and coworkers there. To anyone who was able to give, and pray, THANK you so much! Below I've attached a summary of the supplies that were sent by the Nampa/Treasure Valley area through MAF and Hands of Hope:
Thank you for your partnership in collecting relief supplies to send to Haiti!
One week after the earthquake in Haiti the idea was proposed to invite the people of the Treasure Valley in Idaho to collect and deliver relief supplies to the people of Haiti. In 15 days the Treasure Valley collected over 45,000 pounds of medical, food, tents/blankets, personal and infant care items. MAF has partnered with Hands of Hope in Nampa to sort, box and palletize the donations.
On Friday February 19th a C-130 will fly the cargo into Port au Prince, Haiti from Fort Pierce, Florida where it will be off loaded and given to World Concern to distribute to the people of Haiti. World Concern works directly with local hospitals and three medical relief teams: MAP International, Northwest Medical Teams and World Medical Mission (Samaritan’s Purse). I will be leaving for Haiti on Wednesday February 17th. I have the privilege to welcome the plane with all of the donations on Friday morning and to follow through with the distribution of the supplies.
The individuals, churches, schools and businesses of the Treasure Valley in Idaho have given generously and given in abundance to meet and exceed our goals for supporting the people of Haiti. We are grateful for the part that each person has played in this project.
73 pallets (average size 40x48x45)
- 45,107 pounds (22.5 tons)
- $470,180 estimated value of the supplies
- 950 estimated hours of volunteer time
Of the 73 pallets:
- 36 – Medical Supplies
- 16 – Food
- 13 – Tents/Blankets
- 8 – Personal/Infant Care
grace and peace,
Mission Aviation Fellowship
Manager of Volunteer Ministries