Stories tagged with: Haiti

January 15, 2010 - 6:47pm
6 years 19 weeks ago

A local missionary who has spent time in Haiti says the devastation left by Tuesday's earthquake is beyond comprehension.

John Benson has made more than 25 mission trips in the last ten years to Haiti. He is in contact with workers and fellow missionaries currently on the island. He says aide is coming in to the island, but workers don't have the resources to get the supplies out to the population. Benson says workers with aide and supplies are being torn in many different...

January 14, 2010 - 6:30pm
6 years 19 weeks ago

A local organization is working to help send aide to Haiti in the wake of Tuesday's earthquake.

The Salvation Army in Zanesville says it is taking donations to help those in Haiti, but currently they can only take monetary donations.

"As of right now we are not asking for anybody to try to send us or bring us gifts in kind like food and different things like that because it is still being assessed what they really need and until we know it is going to be hard for us to...

January 13, 2010 - 6:15pm
6 years 19 weeks ago

The devastation in Haiti after a massive earthquake is hitting home for some area residents.

Five southeastern Ohio churches--including two in Zanesville--were supposed to travel to Haiti on Saturday for their yearly mission trip. But the unexpected news of the earthquakes postponed that trip for several months.

"[The devastation is] just gut-wrenching, difficult to comprehend," said Pastor of Rolling Plains United Methodist Church Brian Law. "When you see...

January 13, 2010 - 5:37pm
6 years 19 weeks ago

The American Red Cross is busy organizing relief response to Haiti.

The Red Cross has donated $1 million for relief efforts and they have sent disaster management specialists to the country to aide the 15 Red Cross workers that are stationed in Haiti year-round.

They've also shipped supplies including tarps, mosquito nets and cooking sets.

"We also have a warehouse, the closest warehouse is in Panama and that warehouse was ready to ship out the needed...

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