As Hurricane Earl churned toward the Caribbean then turned northward I though of the thousands of Haitians living under tarps ad scraps salvaged from the January 12, 2010 earthquake that killed over 250,000. Mission Discovery had an immediate impact with victims because of our ground operations there through HOLD the Children, our child advocacy ministry division. Immediately following the earthquake, friends and supporters responded with monetary gifts of more than $150k that was distributed through local churches in Port-au-Prince to meet the physical needs of the most needy. Thousands of children were provided meals by a feeding program at a temporary mission house in Port-au-Prince. Mission teams served in Port-au-Prince General Hospital and other triage sites to provide emergence medial care for many earthquake victims. Mission Discovery has been actively involved in Haiti since 2000 and continues to serve by providing medical assistance and help with the vast challenge of cleaning up the destruction.
Mission Discovery’s HOLD the Children Home near Port de Paix, Haiti opened in January providing a home for thirty-one orphaned or abandoned