It’s hard to believe that nearly one year has passed since a terrible earthquake claimed hundreds of thousands of lives in Haiti. In the following video, Franklin Graham explains how he and Samaritan’s Purse are planning to mark the anniversary of that tragic day with a special event called the Festival of Hope.
Watch live streaming of Samaritan’s Purse Festival of Hope on January 9, 2011 1:30 p.m. ET HERE.
Photo: AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos
“I was sick, and you visited Me”
With cases of cholera climbing to 50,000, Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are working hard to save lives in Haiti. The UN estimates that the numbers may rise as high as 400,000 before the epidemic is brought to an end.
Franklin Graham says:
“It takes eight bags of fluid per day for three days, and you can treat cholera. The UN gives all of its resources to the Haitian Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health does not help non-government organizations like Samaritan’s Purse that are carrying the brunt of the work with cholera. The Haitian government is holding these supplies back. We’re having to charter cargo planes to bring in our own IV fluids.”
Samaritan’s Purse is making a difference, but they need help to continue their vital work in Haiti.
- Medical professionals can learn more about volunteering HERE.
- You can donate to Samaritan’s Purse relief work in Haiti HERE.
Photo: Samaritan’s Purse