Haiti: Mercy Corps staff member returns to Portland from earthquake-ravaged Haiti
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Haiti: Contributions to Mercy Corps' Relief efforts can be made via Amazon.com
WHAT: In response to a major earthquake that struck Haiti’s capital, Amazon.com has established a box on its homepage where customers can contribute to the international relief efforts. According to Mercy Corps, an emergency response team is being deployed to assist with immediate needs, and financial support is the best way to support relief efforts. The donation box on Amazon.com is one easy way for the public to assist victims throughout the region.
Haiti: Mercy Corps sends emergency response team to Haiti
Portland, OR — Mercy Corps is sending a team of emergency responders to Haiti in the wake of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked the island nation earlier today. The team will assess damage, and seek to fulfill immediate needs of quake survivors. “Initial reports indicate that the quake has caused extensive damage, and we fear that casualties could be widespread,” explained Randy Martin, Mercy Corps director of Global Emergency Operation. “Our team will quickly assess what the most pressing needs are in earthquake-affected areas.”