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Salvation Army Disaster Relief Worker Gives First-Hand Account of Hurricane Matthew


On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew struck southwestern Haiti destroying close to 200,000 homes and leaving 14 million people in need of humanitarian aid. The Salvation Army was on the ground in Haiti immediately, providing basic food items and treatment through its clinic to people who were injured.

As the extent of the devastation became clear, international Salvation Army emergency services personnel were deployed to participate in community assessments, formulate projects and distribute food and non-food items to those devastated by […]

Haiti Hurricane Relief

The Salvation Army in Haiti Begins Food Distribution


The Salvation Army in Haiti is providing food and support to people who have been forced from their homes by Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm to hit the Caribbean in a decade. The full extent of the disaster is only now becoming clear, with more than 400 people known to have lost their lives. Much of the south of the country is still unreachable because the strong winds and heavy rain have damaged and destroyed roads and bridges. The continuing […]

New home after Haiti earthquake

37 Seconds that Changed a Country Forever


Haiti is still struggling to recover from a devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010 that killed more than 250,000 people and crippled the nation's infrastructure. Six years later, The Salvation Army continues to work alongside Haitians to strengthen their communities.

“On January 12, 2016, to mark the sixth anniversary of the earthquake, The Salvation Army will open a new, expanded medical clinic, to replace its health facility that was damaged beyond repair,” says Manjita Biswas, Program Director for Overseas Projects.

 “The new […]

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The Salvation Army’s Ongoing Work in Haiti


More than five years after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, The Salvation Army continues to provide survivors with new homes, employment skills, agricultural and livelihood support.

Due to the generosity of Canadians, The Salvation Army in the Canada and Bermuda territory has:

  • built 114 permanent, earthquake resistant, houses, with more in process,
  • provided vocational training to 741 youth,
  • provided livelihood support to 681 beneficiaries
  • supported 786 farmers with agricultural assistance.

During a recent visit to Haiti, Salvation Army personnel from Canada met […]

Salvation Army continues to support survivors of Haitian earthquake

Haiti Earthquake: Five Years After


Today marks the five-year anniversary of the earthquake that killed over 300,000 Haitians. The Salvation Army continues to improve the lives of those affected.

Located an hour and 20 minutes from Port-au-Prince, is The Salvation Army Vocational Training School in Luly.  Adult students, both male and female, receive business training and skills development.  The ultimate goal is for the students to operate their own business and generate income to support their families.

The majority of the students will receive specific training in […]

Caption: Salvation Army continues to help Haitians four years after the quake

After the Quake: Haiti Four Years Later


The earthquake that ripped through Haiti on January 12, 2010, was one of the top five deadliest disasters in history, claiming more than 250,000 lives.

Nearly four years after the earthquake, while media attention on Haiti has significantly diminished, The Salvation Army continues to identify the most vulnerable people and help them move forward with hope for the future.

Jean-Charles’ Story

“It was a sunny day. I was at home when, late in the afternoon, the ground under my feet suddenly started to […]

Salvation Army Improves Lives in Haiti


Four years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, The Salvation Army continues to help communities rebuild. Vocational training is one example of how The Salvation Army is bringing hope to those affected by the January 12, 2010 catastrophe.

Salvation Army provides home to Haiti earthquake survivor

Haiti’s Hope and Progress


Four years after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake ripped through Haiti on January 12, 2010, The Salvation Army continues to work with impacted communities, giving Haitians the tools they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

While the catastrophe was lethal, collapsing hundreds of communities into dusty heaps and killing an estimated 250,000 people, the will of the Haitians to survive is inspiring.

“People were running, crying and screaming,” says Natasha. “Everyone was affected by the vibrations of the […]