Earthquake In Haiti—We As Individuals Have The Resources To Help
A terrible earthquake and strong aftershocks have hit our hemispheric neighbors in Haiti.
Above is a picture from the disaster.
A hospital has collapsed and poorly constructed buildings and homes have been destroyed.
The resources do not exist in Haiti to build things up to earthquake-proof standards.
Here is information about earthquakes. We hear about earthquakes, but do we know what they are?
Haiti has often been struck by natural disasters.
Hurricane Ike, which did so much damage in the United States in 2008, was one of four hurricanes to hit Haiti in that year.
A big cloud of dust has been reported over the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. since the earthquake. This cloud is thought to have been kicked up by structures knocked down by the earthquake.
Haiti was founded in 1804 by black people–former slaves— who won independence from France.
Most of us are able to write a least a small check for earthquake relief in Haiti. Think of all the things we waste our money on in day-to-day life.