By Kami Klein
A Picture. Hopefully for Haiti, it takes only one in this world of media, where the fight to grab the attention of the public shifts in seconds.
Only a few weeks ago, as Hurricane Matthew made a direct hit on the poor country of Haiti, the news organizations were covering the devastation every hour and prayers were said around the world. Now, there is an eerie silence in that same media for the Haitian people.
Over 90% of their homes are destroyed. All of their crops annihilated. Drinking water is slowly becoming poison. There is no electricity and very little protection from the elements. So many areas in Haiti are impossible to get to because of the damage. Food is being airdropped but no one really knows the fate of these people shut off from medical help and the basic needs for life.
Whether it is politically motivated or perhaps just the hunger for new stories to bring ratings in the media outlets, Haiti is already forgotten and the tragedy for these people is only beginning.
We will not forget the people of Haiti.
Thanks to Gary Heavin, founder and former CEO of the fitness chain Curves, producer and actor and a remarkable friend to this ministry, we are able to truly be of assistance. Gary has been on the ground and in the air helping Haiti. He is one of the few that owns a cargo plane that can get to these remote places and has been tirelessly distributing the food and water filtration as well as solar flashlights and other necessities to these desperate people. We KNOW that what we are sending is getting to those that really need it!
We ask you to pray for Haiti and for those amazing people who are there in a great time of need! We are also asking for your help! It is through your donations that these emergency items for Haiti are possible. If you wish to help Haiti, please see the link below!