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Haiti and Hurricane Sandy

Haiti and Hurricane Sandy

While the eastern U.S. awaits the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, Haitian have suffered yet another blow to their country from this storm. Kesner Ajax writes (received by email):

Dear brothers and sisters,

389501_4307000067874_322008931_n.jpgI am writing you to let you know of the situation in Haiti following Hurricane Sandy.

I just returned from a trip to Port-au-Prince. The situation is devastating. The storm stayed for almost five days. The rain fell without ceasing. The wind was very strong. The streets are flooded. In some areas the water is waist deep. On my drive to and from Port-au-Prince, I saw many bridges that have fallen and are destroyed. I have seen streets that I pass everyday, now are rushing rivers. As much as this saddens me, I am not surprised. With the infrastructure we have, these results are to be expected. The departments that were affected the most were the South, South East, West, Nippes, and Grand Anse. It saddens me that school just began three weeks ago, and already there is another problem for the people of Haiti. There are many people who were still living in tents or in unsafe housing, and the hurricane took away what shelter they had. Hurricane Sandy has left many people displaced and with no place to turn to. Many families in Haiti already had a difficult time providing for their families. Now after the hurricane, it is more difficult to find food to eat, and people who give food cannot provide for everyone who needs it. I am asking for you to please continue to keep the people of Haiti in your prayers. It means so much to me, and to the Haitian people. Thank you so much for these prayers and for everything you have done for us already. It is appreciated so much. I cannot put into words how you have helped the people of Haiti.

Blessing to you,

Rev. Dr. Kesner Ajax

Mailing address:

c/o Agape Flights acc# 2519

100 Airport Ave

Venice Fl. 34285

Tels. 011-509-3445-3346


Photo by Père Kasner

To aid those in Haiti donate to the Episcopal Relief and Development Haiti Fund.


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Cynthia Katsarelis

Thank you for posting this. A heavy rain in Port-au-Prince creates flooding and great difficulties for those living in the tents, let alone 5 days of it. We are most certainly suffering from “compassion fatigue,” as the media no longer reports on the continuing difficulty there. But given that the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti is one of the strongest institutions there, it would be great for us Episcopalians to stay in touch, to pray, and do what we can.

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