We are accepting donations that will be used for direct aid for victims of this horrific catastrophe. Thousands have been impacted and the death toll is not known. On January 12, 2010, at 4:53 p.m. EST, the worst earthquake to hit Haiti in over 200 years, measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale hit the country. The epicenter of the quake was just off the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, sparking a tsunami watch for parts of the Caribbean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Widespread damage has been reported from the quake, with many buildings near the capital collapsing due to poor structural design. The capital city was largely destroyed. Haiti has a population of over 10 million people. The average income is approximately $1,300, being the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere.
*You can give online or mail your donations to the ServLife office at:
PO Box 20596
Indianapolis, IN 46220 USA
(Please mark “Haiti” on your donation)
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