Three Years in Haiti: Your Impact in Photos

01/22/13

January 12, 2010 — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits Haiti, with an epicenter near the town of Léogâne. "For one mintue, every person in Haiti believed in God," says Daniel Vallon, who survived the earthquake and is now working on staff with Children of the Nations (COTN) in Haiti.

 

January 17, 2010 — Thanks to your immediate response, a Children of the Nations (COTN) team of staff and doctors arrives in Barahona, Dominican Republic, and drives to the Dominican border town of Jimaní, where thousands of victims are arriving from Haiti, desperate for medical care.  



COTN Venture participant Dr. Ross Isaacs of Virginia transports an orphaned baby girl to a makeshift clinic in Jimaní.

 

January 26, 2010 — After performing hundreds of surgeries in Jimaní, the COTN medical team identifies thirteen children in desperate need of long-term medical care.  Thanks to your support, the team was able to helicopter the children and their families to COTN's clinic in Barahona, Dominican Republic.



Luciano (front) and his brother Mabobali were among the thirteen children identified for long-term care.

 

January 28, 2010 — Volunteers from Kitsap County, Washington, donate medical and hygiene supplies and thousands of meals, and load them into a 40-foot shipping container to be sent to Haiti.



                                      Volunteers fill a 40-foot shipping container with supplies for Haitians.

February 
– March 2010 — Because you continue to support these children and their families, over the next few months medical Venture Teams from the US, along with our medical staff in the Dominican Republic, provide the children with the best medical, spiritual, and emotional care. The children begin to heal and get stronger. Several learn of Jesus' love for the first time, and become Christians.



Marcellus and his wound care nurse, Pat, at COTN's clinic in the Dominican Republic.
 

March - May 2010 — Five families return to Haiti in March.  The rest of the children stay in the clinic for continued care and return in May.  But the Haiti they return to is very different.  Many of their homes have been destroyed, and most have lost family members.  Partners like you walk alongside each family, helping them to settle in permanent housing, send their children to school, and get back on their feet.


COTN founder Chris Clark stands with Stanley and his family outside the tent they lived in after the earthquake destroyed their home. Partners like you helped Stanley's family move into permanent housing in June 2011.


December 2010 - December 2011 — Partners like you continue to help the families support their children as they get back on their feet.  God begins to open doors for COTN to set up a permanent ministry in Haiti.  With the strong backing of generous people like you, COTN hires its first Haitian staff member, Daniel Vallon, and begins pursuing nonprofit status in Haiti.



Woodlyn, one of the original thirteen Haitian children you cared for, has fully recovered and begun school because of your support. You also helped her mother set up a small food stand on the street to help support her family.

Summer 2012 — 
COTN-Haiti welcomes the first official Venture Teams, which lead outreaches to the community of Bellevue, helping to identify this as the community where COTN will launch its first Village Partnership Program.



The first Venture Teams were instrumental in identifying the community of Bellevue for COTN's first Haiti Village Partnership Program.

 

October 2012 — Thanks to you, COTN officially launches the first Haiti Villge Partnership Program, in Bellevue, initially identifying seventy-five children to recieve education, meals, and spiritual care, because partners like you stepped up to sponsor them!


One of the first children to receive education, meals, and spiritual care through our Bellevue Village Partnership Program, thanks to you!

 

You can partner with the people of Bellevue to write the next chapter of this story!  Help them build a school and feeding center for their children!