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August 14, 2021 Earthquake Relief Effort in Haiti

0n August 14, 2021, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck southwestern Haiti at a depth of 6.5 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter of the earthquake was located approximately 23.2 miles southwest of Sud Department’s Les Cayes town of 78 miles west of Haiti. Source: U.S. Geological Survey

It is with a heavy heart that we are raising funds for the earthquake in Haiti that occurred on August 14, 2021. The need is dire and urgent, as without a quick action plan, many will suffer continued undue hardship.

Too many Haitians are reliving the nightmare of the January 12, 2010 earthquake. The Haitian government reported death tolls ranging from 220,000 to 316,000 lost lives.  So many are still reeling from the effects of that past earthquake until this day.

We, at Gethsemane Scholarship Institute Haiti (GSI Haiti), are compelled to act now to bring relief to those in the affected areas, who were hit the hardest. Many schools, churches, businesses and homes are destroyed and many families are now homeless.

We aim to raise more than $100,000 to address the immediate need of the communities most devastated this catastrophe by providing food and assisting to re-shelter the homeless.



A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Saturday, August 14, leaving more than 2,100 people dead and thousands more injured. The earthquake’s epicenter was in the country’s southwest, about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).Haiti is still dealing with fallout from the earthquake in 2010 that killed an estimated 220,000 to 300,000 people. Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry promised to accelerate aid and rescue efforts. Haiti relies heavily on donor countries and organizations for relief. Source CNN 

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