Stories tagged with: Haiti

August 20, 2011 - 1:29pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

Hope for those half way around the world- the mission that is making strides.

Director of Hope- The Haitian Orphanage that Provides and Educates- Tim Banks is originally from Mansfield, Ohio. Alongside his wife he has lived the past 7 years in Haiti, raising 20 orphaned girls as their own.

"So they can stay in Haiti and help Haiti," explained Banks. "We want to make a change there."

Member of Faith United Methodist Church in Zanesville Mike...

August 11, 2010 - 4:59pm
5 years 26 weeks ago

Vern Hostetler is no stranger to global travel.

He was living in Africa in the early 1980's working in development.

"That experience had a profound impact on my life. It was in that setting that I was introduced to orthotics and prosthetics. So, I came back to the state and got my certifications. I've always thought I would love to utilize those skills again in a third world setting, " says Hostetler.

He will get that chance. Hostetler is leaving for Haiti on...

March 4, 2010 - 5:54pm
5 years 49 weeks ago

Being a nurse is more than just earning a paycheck.

That simple message is what orthopedic nurse, Cynthia Limburgh, wanted to impart to the public Thursday at the Ohio University- Zanesville Campus. She says she wants to empower and motivate students as to how they can make a difference everyday in someone's life.

"By watching people in their nursing careers, how they are taking care of people by wiping the brow of someone who is fevered or by holding the hand of...

February 3, 2010 - 3:28pm
6 years 1 week ago

The American Red Cross is still helping sort through the devastation in Haiti and providing aide to those that lost everything in the earthquake, and the organization says there has been so many people across the country reaching out to help.

"National has been very overwhelmed right now with the amount of money coming in. The texting alone for Haiti from the cell phones went way beyond anybody's expectations on what they were going to raise for that, " says Marlene Henderson...

January 28, 2010 - 5:38pm
6 years 2 weeks ago

A local church with a connection to Haiti is looking for the community's help.

The North Terrace Church of Christ supports Lifeline Christian Mission which runs ministries and helps the people of Haiti, El Salvador, Honduras, Cuba and the US. Now North Terrace Church of Christ is collecting supplies needed for victims of the haitian earthquake.

"They are in need of food some of the things that we are collecting are jars of peanut butter and canned meats. Peanut butter...

January 24, 2010 - 5:27pm
6 years 3 weeks ago

Just twelve days after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, a local organization is working to help relief efforts.

The Zanesville Knights of Columbus held a brunch Sunday morning open to anyone in the community to raise money for relief efforts.

"It is something we put together, real quick starting last Thursday and it came out to this...the money, most of it, as a matter of fact all of it, is going to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund," tells...

January 21, 2010 - 3:23am
6 years 3 weeks ago

As hopes dim that anyone else will be found alive in the rubble of Haiti's Earthquake, Zanesville Wendy's Restaurants join with other regional Wendy's to help the quakes victims in Haiti.

In order to support the Red Cross the restaurants have come together to host a special community night Thursday. All the Zanesville Wendy's locations will be giving 10% of all sales between 5pm-8pm to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief.

The funds will provide immediate relief for family kits,...

January 20, 2010 - 6:20pm
6 years 3 weeks ago

As the aftershocks continue in the poverty-stricken country of Haiti, locally one group is organizing a fundraiser to help.

The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a brunch this weekend to benefit those suffering in Haiti.

"We're going to have a Haiti relief brunch," said Grand Knight Chris Kerby. "It will have breakfast and lunch. This money will go to the American Red Cross. We will also have a can set up for the Catholic Relief Services. All this money will go...

January 18, 2010 - 3:12pm
6 years 3 weeks ago

For those who do want to donate to the effort in Haiti, relief organizers say they really need only one thing right now.

Captain Ralph Campbell of the Salvation Army in Zanesville said, although clothes and other items will be needed, right now money is the best way to help.

"The first week or so is assessing the needs and seeing what is needed," he said. "There is no sense in us saying please send in clothes, please send us food, because we don't really know...

January 18, 2010 - 12:08pm
6 years 4 weeks ago

Children collect money at Monday's Martin Luther King Junior Breakfast for those still suffering in Haiti.

While 2,000 U.S. Marines arrive off the coast of Haiti, relief organizations continue to try and help survivors. Congressman Zack Space says it's not a burden we should carry alone.

"I think what's important for us to do is work with the international community, not to shoulder all of it ourselves and work with the international community to work together to ...

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