Haiti: Mercy Corps joins forces with Haiti’s First Lady to help children recover from earthquake trauma February 11, 2010
Port-au-Prince, HAITI – The global relief and development agency Mercy Corps is partnering with Haiti's First Lady, Elisabeth Delatour Préval, to help heal the children of Haiti. Mercy Corps' Comfort for Kids training for adult caregivers will complement the First Lady and UNICEF's arts and play activities in Port-au-Prince tent camps.
Haiti: As Valentine’s Day approaches, Mercy Corps offers heartfelt gifts that help Haiti February 8, 2010
Portland, OR – Honor your loved one this Valentine’s Day with a gift that helps Haitians recover from the massive earthquake that has left over one million homeless. The global relief and development organization, Mercy Corps is offering two charitable gifts called “Mercy Kits” that support the agency’s recovery and rebuilding work in the heavily damaged capital city of Port-au-Prince.
Haiti: Mercy Corps staff member returns to Portland from earthquake-ravaged Haiti February 2, 2010
Portland, OR – Mercy Corps’ Cassandra Nelson, a native of Beaverton, returns to Portland today from working on the ground in Haiti following the 7.0 earthquake that leveled the capital city of Port-au-Prince, killing more than 150,000 people. Nelson, an experienced first responder was deployed to Haiti within days to help the growing team establish initial relief programs addressing food, water and sanitation.
Haiti: Mercy Corps distributes food in Port-au-Prince's largest hospital January 22, 2010
Portland, OR – Mercy Corps yesterday delivered three days’ worth of high-energy biscuits to 900 patients, their families, and staff at General Hospital, Port-au-Prince’s largest hospital. This food delivery and distribution is part of the aid agency’s expanding efforts to help fill the most pressing needs of Haitian earthquake survivors.
Haiti: Mercy Corps personal fundraising pages generate big results for Haiti earthquake response January 22, 2010
Portland OR - Thousands of people worldwide are now participating in Mercy Corps’ Personal Fundraising Pages (PFPs) initiative to assist the global relief and development agency’s efforts to meet needs in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. PFPs allow donors to bring their family and friends into personalized, online giving campaigns.
Haiti: Mercy Corps introduces "Comfort for Kids" in Haiti to heal emotional trauma of children January 21, 2010
Portland, OR – Mercy Corps will provide post-trauma help to Haitian children using Comfort for Kids, a methodology that promotes resilience in children traumatized by the earthquake. The program was developed by Mercy Corps and Bright Horizons, a global workplace childcare provider. Comfort for Kids will help up to 100,000 young earthquake survivors.
Haiti: Mercy Corps team in Haiti to provide relief and prepare for long-term recovery January 16, 2010
Portland, OR - Mercy Corps emergency response team members arrived in Port-au-Prince to start mounting Mercy Corps’ comprehensive response to the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked Haiti on Tuesday. The team represents Mercy Corps’ A-team of humanitarian first responders. The group is comprised of eight experts from around the world – coming from Africa, Asia, and North America – who have responded to devastating disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, the Sichuan earthquake in China and Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar.
Haiti: Corporate efforts fuel Mercy Corps response to Haiti earthquake January 16, 2010
Portland, OR— Corporations are generously supporting Mercy Corps’ response to this week’s devastating earthquake in Haiti. Companies including ITT, Best Buy and Gap have contributed as well as collected donations from employees and customers. Violá, the Haitian subsidiary of Seattle-based wireless service provider Trilogy Partners International, is providing the Mercy Corps team with a base of operations in Port-au-Prince.
Haiti: Mercy Corps emergency response specialist calls water number one priority in Haiti January 14, 2010
Portland, OR — Mercy Corps water and sanitation expert Mugur Dumitrache warned of the health issues that threaten earthquake-devastated Haiti if survivors cannot access water. Calling clean water the “number one priority,” Dumitrache detailed Mercy Corps’ work to quickly restore water and sanitation services after major disasters. These efforts are just one element of Mercy Corps’ planned response to this week’s 7.0 magnitude quake.
Haiti: Mercy Corps aid worker headed to Haiti to start earthquake relief efforts January 13, 2010
Portland, OR — The first member of Mercy Corps’ emergency relief team is headed to Haiti tonight from Portland, OR. He will be joined by several more colleagues – all experienced professionals who have responded to disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar – within the next 24 – 48 hours.