Tears for the Mountain: Delivering Hope after the Earthquake in Haiti

Tears for the Mountain: Delivering Hope after the Earthquake in Haiti

by Chris Rakunas
     
 

On Tuesday, January 12th 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook the island nation of Haiti. The United States Agency for International Development estimated the death toll to be somewhere between 46,000 and 85,000 people, with 220,000 injured and over 1.5 million homeless. Many organizations, both from the U.S. and abroad, responded to the appeal for humanitarian aid.… See more details below

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On Tuesday, January 12th 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook the island nation of Haiti. The United States Agency for International Development estimated the death toll to be somewhere between 46,000 and 85,000 people, with 220,000 injured and over 1.5 million homeless. Many organizations, both from the U.S. and abroad, responded to the appeal for humanitarian aid. Dr. Stephen Schroering and Chris Rakunas went to Haiti to deliver over 21,000 pounds of medical and surgical supplies to the New Life Children's Home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and several other hospitals. In Tears for the Mountain, Chris recounts his mission to deliver these supplies to the earthquake-ravaged island nation. Chris discusses both the triumphs and heartbreaks of the trip, the problems with distributing aid in a nation lacking the most basic infrastructure, and his unexpected encounter with a notorious Haitian warlord.
A portion of the proceeds for this book will be donated to the New Life Children's Home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984293063
Publisher:
Divertir Publishing LLC
Publication date:
01/14/2012
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

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