Compassion International has 65,000 Kids in Haiti

Jeff Leonard ives in Haiti about 20-25 miles from the earthquake's epicenter. This picture was taken last year before his 12th birthday in December.

I wrote earlier of the Jeff Leonard, the Compassion International child we sponsor in Haiti.

A thank you letter for a supplementary donation came with the startling information that the Christian charitable organization “serves more than 65,000 children in Haiti.”

I don’t know about you, but I find that pretty amazing.

That takes a lot of feet on the ground.

One-third of those 65,000 children “live in the areas that were hardest hit.”

One of the aftershocks seems to have been near Jeff Leonard’s hometown, with is about as far from Port au Prince as Harvard is from Crystal Lake. My guess is the homes are all one-story, less dangerous that the multi-story homes in the country’s capital.

The letter says,

“Sadly, we anticipate there will be many deaths.

“We anticipated many of our church-based child development centers will have been destroyed (about 50 are thought to have been ‘seriously hit’).

Donations may be made at 800-336-7676 or here.

Compassion International staff members in Haiti.

Here’s up-to-date information on Compassion International’s efforts in Haiti.

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