Today we remember the 2010 Haiti earthquake in Haiti which occurred at 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 January 2010. It was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, with an epicenter near the town of Léogâne 25 kilometers (16 mi) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. The death toll estimates ranged from 200,000 to 300,00 depending on the sources. This was a terrible blow to the country, its people and the already poor infrastructure. The earthquake caused major damage in Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and other settlements in the region. Several notable landmark buildings were significantly damaged or destroyed, including the Presidential Palace, the National Assembly building, the Port-au-Prince Cathedral to name a few.
Today we also pray for the many families who have suffered great losses as a result of the earthquake and for the many children who lost their parents. There are signs of reconstruction and many organizations such as tCHF continue their efforts to bring much needed assistance to the people of Haiti.
At tCHF our focus remain on establishing educational-focused initiatives to provide the communities we support with a chance to rise out of poverty. Our mission to change lives one child at a time is a key motivator for our team. We are always in need of volunteers and assistance, join us in this worthwhile pursuit.
May God richly bless you!