Mission of T.E.A.R.S
Emergency Press release,
Recent rainfall of 6 inches in the Port au Prince area of Haiti has raised the desperation level once again. Program directors of Mission of T.E.A.R.S on the ground have reported desperation on all fronts. Houses and possessions have washed away. As well in some cases, people have reported loved ones overcome by rushing water, and have yet to be recovered.
Haitian' fear that buried bodies of cholera victims have been exposed and that the epidemic has now spread by rushing waters.
"HIS home for children”, one of the orphanages that Mission of T.E.A.R.S has partnered with, has reported cholera cases internally with the children waiting to be adopted. It has been caught and controlled in time but the difference between the original outbreak of last year and this one is that the current problem has unexpectedly developed within the main city and without warning.
Karen Bultje, program director of Coram Deo, Mission of T.E.A.R.S. outreach project, reports on her blog that families lost everything, and that the cholera clinics are now over full with line ups lasting all day, sometimes longer.
In a telephone conversation with Ysmaille Jean Baptist, director of "Life is Good”, (outreach to children in refugee camps), he states that the rain and the wind were so quick and intense that tarps and tents blew away or collapsed. Possessions become soaked with water, or washed away from the camps. Those that had almost nothing, have just that now, nothing.
All the directors have reached out to us for leadership and emergency funding to help both the Haitians and the respective programs recover and sustain a level of function. This is another blow to a country that really could use a break.
We ask that you give yet again. We thank you for your past generosity. We cannot stop now, for the problems haven't. And until the problems go away, we are there.
We desperately need your help, Haiti needs your help. There is no donation that is too small.
Donations should be made to the "Haiteen project” to help all the projects in Haiti. We do, however, recognize the loyalty of our donors to certain projects, and do not want to discourage that practice.
On Behalf of the Mission of T.E.A.R.S. and its projects in Haiti,