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The world was shocked on January 12, 2010 when a large earthquake and its aftershocks caused massive destruction in Haiti.  CCHMP anxiously watched the news and received reports ON what was happening there.  Click here for details on the earthquake.  Below is the summary of what appeared on this website's home page.  

January 14 - CCHMP has learned that our clinic in Juampas , Haiti and the home in which we stay were undamaged during the earthquake on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.  We have not learned of any casualties among our Haitian friends at this point, though we have not heard from several of them.  A group, including a medical doctor from our sister organization, St. Paul Haiti Mission Project, plans to fly to the Dominican Republic on January 15 and then cross the border into Haiti and travel to prepare our clinic for the extra casualties expected there. It is believed that crowds will be flooding to the mountain villages if they are able because of the massive devastation in Port-au-Prince

January 15 - We continue to receive reports on the welfare of the people we personally know in Haiti .  Everyone we have heard about is safe and there are only a couple of people we have not had reports on.  The medical team from St. Paul Haiti Mission Project made it safely to the Dominican Republic and we believe they were able to cross the border with no problems on their way to Juampas.

January 16 – The medical team from St. Paul Haiti Mission Project had to spend the night in Santo Domingo , then stocked up on medication, some of which was donated by a very generous pharmacist. They were en route to Juampas.

Above, Dr. Lester Hartman and his daughter Sarah from St. Paul Haiti Mission Project arrived safely at the CCHMP clinic in Juampas January 17, 2010.  They are pictured with friends Richardson, Pascal (who was one of seven students of a class of 30 who survived when their school collapsed in the earthquake) and Jothson (who was sick on the day the earthquake hit and didn’t go to school.  His school was destroyed, killing almost 700 of his schoolmates.)

January 17 - The medical team from St. Paul Haiti Mission Project arrived safe and sound in Juampas today at about 11 a.m.  They had to spend the night in the border town, finally crossing the border this morning.  They are going down the mountain as far as they can to see if they can find people who need to get to a clinic. They will have to leave at the crack of dawn or before to get to Santo Domingo in time to catch their 5:30 p.m. flight tomorrow.  Click here to see a photo of part of the team arriving at the clinic. 

January 18 - Click here for a story on CCHMP in the Clinton Herald.
The medical team was on its way back to the Dominican Republic and hopefully will be home late tonight. The crew took a flatbed truck to Port-au-Prince yesterday and looked for pregnant women, children, and older folks to bring back to Juampas. They were able to fit a few dozen people in the truck. The people who are staying behind will set up a makeshift hospital in one of the schools there.

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS FROM THE FEBRUARY 2010 CCHMP TRIP TO HAITI, INCLUDING ONES SHOWING EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE IN PORT-AU-PRINCE.

Monetary donations to CCHMP can be sent to CCHMP, 111 E. Broad, Mt. Carroll , IL   61053 .  Only monetary donations are being sought at this time.

Please Pray for the People of Haiti .

“'I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink'...Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink?...'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.'”

-- Matthew 25:35, 37, 40

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