Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, was struck by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Tuesday, January 11. The quake was centered southwest of Port-au-Prince, a city of about 2 million inhabitants. Aftershocks have sparked fear and panic. Reports indicate that most buildings â€“ including hospitals, relief agencies and churches â€“ have collapsed or are unsafe. There is extensive loss of life, and unimaginable injury.
The Anglican Relief and Development Fund (ARDF) is working with our partners to respond with assistance to the victims.
“Having led several medical missions to Haiti in the 1970s and 80s, I am particularly concerned for our response to those good and suffering people in our hemisphereâ€™s poorest country. We Anglican Christians need to respond to the devastation both with our prayers and resources,” said Archbishop Robert Duncan.
You can help Haiti now. Please give generously to the Anglican Relief and Development Fund.
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