August 16, 2021
GR3 is carefully monitoring the situation in Haiti after this weekend’s
devastating earthquake. Haitians scrambled overnight to try to find survivors trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings after a major earthquake killed more than 1,200 people and injured 5,700 in the Caribbean country Saturday.
The 7.2-magnitude quake injured hundreds more and flattened churches, homes and government buildings. The temblor, which was felt in Cuba and Jamaica and was followed by a string of aftershocks, hit around 5 miles from the town of Petit-Trou-de-Nippes, just over 90 miles west of the capital, Port-au-Prince, at a depth of about 6 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Tropical Storm Grace is heading to the island and should hit landfall by Monday evening. We are receiving updates and assessments from our contacts on the ground.
One of our Board Members, Doug Lowe is also a Board Member of MAP International, a strong partner of GR3. MAP International is on the ground
and will be providing emergency supplies and materials as needed.
Please join us in praying for the safety and security of all the affected people in Haiti. If you wish to make a donation to assist us in our disaster response efforts please contact David Canther at 407-625-4655.