We are starting to get the art of distributing donations down to a well thought out system now! As we make up family bags, we make sure and get an accurate count of how many bags we have for distribution. Melissa than makes up a numbered ticket for each sack. We then give the numbered tickets to the Mayor of Kenscoff who distributes them to families in the area that need assistance.
We give them a date to come to the Mayor’s distribution area and they are lined up early that morning waiting for our staff to come. The Mayor ropes off an area where we put the truck and it helps give boundaries to the people so they do not shove up against the truck and the people handing out bags. The people then hand over their ticket and they receive a bag of donations.
People are still suffering from the effects of the earthquake in January. Some organizations are trying to build homes but there are still so many people (estimated 1.5 million) who are still living in tents and the government is arguing over where to relocate the people and where to get land to build homes for them!
Land owners are out to make a quick million or two on large parcels of land. They are asking way more than the land is worth and asking the government or NGO’s to pay this to build houses for the earthquake survivors!
Please pray for Haiti and the housing situation. Pray that a solution will be found and housing can be built and people can throw those tents away!!!
Posted on Wed, August 18, 2010
by Dixie Bickel