Two Years Later: Remembering A Tragedy, Celebrating Progress in Haiti
Written by Plant With Purpose on January 12, 2012 in General
Two years ago today, a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti. 220,000 people were killed, 300,000 were injured, and over 3.5 million Haitians were affected.
For those who’ve devoted your prayers, your time, and your resources to partner with Plant With Purpose and the people of Haiti, we say thank you.
Two years after such devastation, let us take a moment to remember the lives that have been lost, the sacrifice that has been given, and the journey ahead.
Let us continue to remember the country of Haiti and the courageous families that live there as they build a better future. If you would, we invite you to take 5 minutes to watch Planting Hope in Haiti, a beautiful video filled with the perseverance, courage, character, and hope of our sisters and brothers in Haiti.
Since January 2010, Plant With Purpose has helped Haitian families recover from the devastating quake while investing in a brighter future by restoring the land, raising their incomes, and encouraging them to grow in the knowledge of God’s love and grace.
In the last two years, Haitian families partnered with Plant With Purpose to establish over 200 garden plots and attend nearly 500 financial trainings, enabling children to experience improved nutrition and parents to provide for their families and send their children to school.
In response to critical needs, these families received over 700 goats and 400 drinking water systems. Additionally, families have restored 55 watersheds and planted over one million trees to replenish the barren landscape and work toward a future filled with bountiful crops, clean water, and economic stability.
As we remember the tragedy and celebrate the progress of the last two years, consider partnering with Haitian families to recover and rebuild in one of the following ways:
- Sponsoring a village in Haiti for a dollar a day
- Planting an entire forest for $100
- Fostering spiritual renewal by giving toward needed Bible study training and materials