Mercy Corps supports trauma recovery in Chile with successful Comfort for Kids approach
Portland, OR — Mercy Corps is partnering with a local health organization in Chile's earthquake zone to ease disaster-related trauma in children and youth with its Comfort for Kids methodology. The 8.8 magnitude quake that hit Chile on Saturday has caused significant damage to Concepción and the capital city of Santiago, and has claimed the lives of over 800 people. The President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, estimated that upwards of two million Chileans have been affected by the quake.
Haiti: One month after devastating earthquake, Mercy Corps brings relief and recovery to Haiti
Portland, OR - One month after the January 12th earthquake in Haiti, the global relief and development agency Mercy Corps is providing humanitarian relief and laying the groundwork for long-term recovery. The agency, which had not worked in Haiti prior to the earthquake, quickly assembled a staff of 35 experts to help earthquake survivors access resources such as food, water and post-trauma assistance. Moving forward, Mercy Corps is prioritizing the creation of jobs, particularly in areas outside of Port-au-Prince.
Haiti: Mercy Corps joins forces with Haiti’s First Lady to help children recover from earthquake trauma
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
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
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.