The Salvation Army has distributed more then 4 million meals to those in need following an earthquake that devastated the nation of Haiti on January 12, 2010.
Most displaced people are receiving food distribution in Port-au-Prince twice a week at the Army’s largest location, which serves 20,000 individuals. Also, throughout the country food items continue to be distributed to small towns, churches, schools and much more.
In addition The Salvation Army has provided 3,650 8 x 8 tents and two MASH tents. More than 24,000 patients have received medical aid and 10,000 pounds of medical supplies have been delivered.
The Salvation Army has served in Haiti since 1950 with more than 200 officers/pastors and staff already on the ground pre-earthquake. Because many relationships were already established, the Army continues to smoothly distribute food, non-food items medial and spiritual care on a mass scale.
The Salvation Army is committed to standing by the Haitian people as they move into the future. Existing medical clinics and educational facilities will be rebuilt. The Army will provide long-term relief and reconstruction and be involved in community development projects, income generation, child nutrition and HIV/AIDS programs.