British Columbia Division

One Year Later

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Haiti Earthquake Response

On January 12, 2010, having built community networks, and known for its longstanding record in humanitarian services, The Salvation Army responded immediately to the destructive earthquake in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti.

Due to extensive damage to buildings and significant loss of life, The Salvation Army’s initial response was aimed at helping people survive. More than 700 Salvation Army personnel from Haiti provided food, water, medical supplies and shelter to more than 25,000 people.  And on January 27, the United Nations declared The Salvation Army as the “lead agency” responsible for the care of 20,000 people.

 To date, The Salvation Army has provided:

  • More than 7.9 million meals
  • More than 5,000 tents
  • 8,710 pounds of medical supplies and 7,593 hygiene kits
  • Two MASH units
  • Medical services to 27,000 patients
  • More than 1,500,000 gallons of water while establishing a water filtration system that supplies 30,000 gallons of water per day

 The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda wishes to thank everyone for their generous donations to the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund.

 Total Funds Raised: $7.2 Million

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