Posted on January 20, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Candlelight ceremonies marked the one-year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake
Editor’s note: Rotarian Deborah Hage, of Summit County Rotary, District 5450, Colorado, visited Haiti with Jim and Nancy Gulley for the first anniversary of the earthquake in Port au Prince.
Text and all photos by Deborah Hage
I needed closure for the traumatic events of the quake and its aftermath and also wanted to see what state the area was in.
My normal work is in Jeremie, a port town on the southern tip of the island that was not directly affected by the quake. My donor partners, significantly Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church, and I have been working to create livable conditions at Good Samaritan Home for seniors, elderly men and women abandoned on the street through www.jeremierelief.org.
We also support work in a medical clinic, orphanage and school run by the Methodist Church of Haiti. I did not go to Jeremie on this trip, however, as I wanted to get answers to what has been accomplished in Haiti in the last year and what still needs to be done.
Candles burn in remembrance of the Haiti earthquake victims.
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