CAKC for Haiti
CAKC Members Supporting Kids in Haiti
by Aniel Roberts (14)
|CAKC members collected bottled water and cash donations to purchase cases of water for Haiti.
visited Miami Baptist Church of Kendall, and we met Pastor Myers and a Nigerian who was in charge of the Haitian Donations
for the church. Pastor Myers gave us a tour of the tent that holds all the donated goods; he showed us
a container that was on site, that was full and ready to be shipped and he said that it would take 3 days to get to Haiti.
The goods are going to churches in Haiti to be distributed directly to the people in need.
He demonstrated how a forklift loads
the goods onto the container and then showed us the items in the tent. In the tent, we saw a lung machine
that measures the capacity for air so that the doctors can tell exactly what’s wrong with the sick; a sonogram machine
that they use to scan and monitor babies, and will also be used to see if there is any internal bleeding. When
the sonogram is delivered, it will be the only one in the entire country of Haiti. He showed us a blood
transfusion machine that transfuses plasma. He showed the items that were being delivered to the over 60
orphanages in Haiti.
He gave us all stuffed teddy bears that say “Jesus” and asked us to put a picture of ourselves and write
a little note in Creole to tell the orphans in Haiti to keep hope and that we are praying for them. He
showed us a sample of blankets that are being sent down and explained that that is all that most of the kids will have to
Pastor Rob told us that
there is an outbreak of malaria and dengue fever in Haiti. He explained that malaria started in the Panama
Canal and spread throughout the region.
We then unpacked the 32 cases of water that we brought for the Haiti mission and loaded them on a pallet.
Pastor Rob explained to us that they can’t begin to rebuild in Haiti as yet,
because they have a problem because the construction that is required to build for hurricane proofing is different for the
requirements for an earthquake.
The trip was an eye opener because it hadn't really hit us about how bad the conditions are in Haiti.
One of the facts that surprised us the most was about the people's arms and legs being amputated, and that Haiti has become
a country with the highest number of disabled citizens.