Celebrating the People of Haiti
Today, January 12, 2017, marks the 7-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake the hit Haiti in 2010. Over 3.5 million people were affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck near Port au Prince. It is estimated that over 220,000 people were killed and 300,000 more were injured.
During that seemingly hopeless period MedShare responded by delivering 34 shipments of medical supplies valued at over $3.5 million. We also equipped countless medical teams to provide aid to the victims of this catastrophic event.
Since 2010, MedShare has delivered 69 forty-foot shipping containers of medical supplies and equipment to Haiti, valued at over $8 million. These supplies in the capable hands of Haiti’s healthcare providers allowed them to begin to recover following the unimaginable devastation.
In October of last year Hurricane Matthew threatened to derail the progress we made together. We continue to support our friends in Haiti as they struggle in the aftermath of this disaster. Since October, we have sent six shipments with 63,433 pounds of lifesaving supplies to Haiti and equipped 35 medical teams responding to the hurricane. They are working hard to rebuild their healthcare system again, but they need our help.
Join us in praying for recovery, in providing support, and in celebrating this ever-resilient nation that has seen so much devastation but has never lost hope.