On Thursday, January 28th Erin will leave Honduras bound for earthquake-ravaged Haiti. As a member of MTW’s Disaster Response Ministry she will bring the love of Christ to the Haitians through word and deed. Her Spanish, her 15 years as a nurse and her comfort level will be tested.
She will be working at the Dikini Camp, which is a 10,000 person refugee camp located six miles from the epicenter of the 7.0 earthquake that struck on January 12th. As many as 200,000 people have died and many more are injured and remain untreated. Erin and the rest of her 14-person team will operate a wound and trauma clinic to address the physical and spiritual needs of the hundreds of thousands who still have not received care.
She will be sleeping on the ground at what used to be the Quisqueya School. She will be gone for at least 10 days and likely more. Depending on available technology we will attempt to post pictures and stories daily.
There is plenty you can do to help:
Pray – Erin’s flights into Haiti are confirmed, but no return travel has yet been found. Much looting and violence has been reported. There have been more then 40 aftershocks. Thousands of bodies still litter the streets.
Financial – To make contribution towards Erin’s relief efforts in Haiti simply go to this link, scroll down to “Pettengill, Mike & Erin”, click on “donate” and follow the prompts.