Hialeah, FL, January 24, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Since January 12, Grace Village, the compound of humanitarian organization Grace International, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has become a refuge center, housing almost 20,000 quake victims. Located in the Carrefour district of Port-au-Prince, the compound is located precisely where the earthquake did the most damage. Most of the homes and neighborhoods surrounding Grace Village have been highly damaged and devastated, leaving tens of thousands of people dead and injured. Grace Village currently has between 15 and 20 thousand men, women, and children at the hospital site compound at Lamentin, and about two thousand people at Grace Tabernacle compound in Waney.
The doctors and nurses at the compound are under-staffed, short-handed, and without any medical supplies. The people have no water, food, medicine, or shelter. The organization is working and ready to deliver much needed supplies, but is limited by current travel restrictions in and out of Haiti, and is in continual need of financial assistance.
Fifty-one girls and 31 boys at the Grace International children’s home have been living outside in the hot sun and the rain since the homes got hit by the earthquake.
Grace International is currently coordinating the transportation of children from its orphanages, as well as families from its community to the United States until homes have been rebuilt to house them.
American, Canadian, and other families, churches, and organizations are being asked to help in the temporary housing and transportation of these victims, and should go to www.graceintl.org or email email@example.com for more information.
Donors can help with relocation or with the $125 cost of a passport for each child.
Grace International, Inc. is a non-profit (501c3) organization registered in the State of Florida, with its main operations in the Island of Haiti. Our mission is to provide health-care, education, spiritual guidance, food, and empowered living to those in need within our reach.
Operating since 1974, Grace International was founded by Bishop Joel and wife Doris Jeune, who together oversee and lead the organization in the roles of President and Vice President. For the past 30 years, Grace International has been impacting lives through the through the oversight and management of 270 churches, 65 schools, 3 orphanages, as well as a medical clinic, a hospital, a home for elderly widows. Within these programs and facilities, Grace International also operates a feeding program, various learning centers as well as seasonal and annual conferences. The base of the organization’s work in Haiti is Grace Village, located in the county of Carrefour.
Donations can be made at www.graceintl.org
Contact: Michael Jeune @ Grace International, Haiti Relief
Telephone: 404.870.6712, and email: firstname.lastname@example.org