I received this letter in my inbox this morning from ER-D. They do great work, and it was a good reminder to me of how quickly we forget. It's been a year in Haiti since the earthquake, and most people have already forgotten it.
Keep that country and the workers there in your prayers.
E-mail reprinted with permission.
It is hard to believe that almost a year has passed since the earth shook under Haiti, claiming over 217,000 lives and causing catastrophic damage. Yet in that year, much progress has been made.
Because of your support, Episcopal Relief & Development has been able to partner with the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti and its relief and development arm, CEDDISEC (Centre Diocésain de Développement Intégré et de Secours), to deliver services and help Haitians revitalize their communities. Guided by the vision and deep commitment of the Rt. Rev. Jean Zaché Duracin, the Church of Haiti has taken a lead role in these relief and recovery efforts.
Even with your generous support, there have been setbacks----the threat of a hurricane, a devastating cholera outbreak and post-election violence----and there is still a lot of work to do. The Church is present in the midst of this, and Episcopal Relief & Development continues to support its mission of care in affected communities.
I am sharing a copy of the Haiti One Year Report, available on our website at www.er-d.org/Haiti. For your convenience, it has been produced in an electronic format.
As you read this report, I hope you are able to get a sense of how your support is empowering people in Haiti, as they continue to put their lives back together and even make things better than before the earthquake.
Thank you for your partnership in healing a hurting world.
Robert W. Radtke
Episcopal Relief and Development