I cannot seem to get caught up! When one thing is done, another pops up for me to do. Today, we finally got a container out of customs that has been there since November. We are just so thankful that the container did not slip into the ocean when the port fell during the earthquake!
The container had lots of baby food and diapers in it. Pastor Joel Trimble has a church that supports his ministry in upstate NY and they donated all of the items in the container. It was very nice to get diapers and baby food which is something we can always use. The container also had paper supplies such as paper towels and toilet paper. These are all supplies that are a little difficult to find in Haiti right now.
Slowly but surely, our volunteers who came to Haiti right after the earthquake are going home. Cheryl Vanderwell goes home tomorrow morning and we will really miss her a lot! She has helped get supplies together to distribute to staff and family and worked with our staff nurse, Susan, caring for babies in the ICU.
GLA in the USA has decided to lease an office and warehouse space to move our offices out of a home office space. I will let everyone know the new address as soon as we have the space leased.
We gave out supplies to all of the staff today. They are so thankful to receive tents or tarps and blankets and other items to help them survive outside.
No new children came today. We will just keep praying that God sends the children that need help our way.
I need to go to bed since I must get up at 5:30 in the morning to let the night staff out the gate. Talk to you tomorrow.
Posted on Thu, February 4, 2010