Millions Injured, Homeless in Wake of Haiti Earthquake

by John McAlister
Categories: Newswire, Our Leaders
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Dear friend,

Salvation Army personnel are working around the clock to carry out our emergency response after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the Caribbean island of Haiti on January 12.

A communication just received from The Salvation Army’s Director of Disaster Services stationed in Haiti said:

“When the earthquake struck, I was driving down the mountain from Petionville. I looked out the windows to see buildings pancaking down. Thousands of people poured out into the streets, crying, carrying the injured, looking for anyone who could help them. We put as many people as we could into the back of our truck and took them down the hill, hoping to find medical attention. All of them were older, scared, bleeding, and terrified. Devastation is everywhere, and suffering humanity is front and center.”


Your support is urgently needed!

At least 50,000 people are feared dead. Millions more are injured or homeless. The Salvation Army Canada has sent an initial $100,000 to begin immediate relief efforts. Now a nationwide fundraising campaign is under way for humanitarian response.

Please help by sending your most generous gift today.

Despite damage to some of our own facilities in Haiti, The Salvation Army disaster response is in full operation, providing critical aid. And we urgently need your support.

Please rush your cheque today, or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) to make a credit card donation now. You can also make a secure online donation at www.SalvationArmy.ca. Thank you!

Commissioner William W. Francis,

Territorial Commander
The Salvation Army