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A Storm In Haiti

Posted in Pop Culture by larrycheng on October 2, 2010

As some of you know, I had the privilege of serving in Haiti for a week this past summer.  I served at a makeshift hospital at the Petionville tent city which houses 50,000 refugees.  I wrote about that week in a prior blog post.  Here’s a picture of the hospital I took when I was there just a few months ago – it’s somewhat reminiscent of a MASH unit.

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I was somewhat dismayed to find out yesterday that an unexpected storm came through the area last week and destroyed not just the hospital but the volunteer tent where many faithful volunteers had been living. 

Here’s what’s left of the hospital:

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And here’s what’s left of the volunteer living quarters:

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Despite the destruction, I understand that the staff at JP/HRO which oversees the Petionville tent city, has already made major strides in rebuilding and have not lost their fighting spirit.  They never cease to amaze me.  If you want to help in this time of need, please donate through the JP/HRO website.  They’re trying to replace lost medical supplies, medical equipment, and shelter.  All my respect goes out to the team there who I know fought through the storm to continue to provide medical care to those Haitians in need. 

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