This is the relative of our lunch lady who is so severely injured. About 3 yrs old. His head cuts are very deep and his eyes are black. His femur is broken. He came in after dark the first night, I held the light while Miquette, our school nurse, did the best she could with neosporin, bandages, and an ace bandage. He is in bad, bad shape, and will be priority #1 when/if surgeons arrive.
We went to Three Angels Orphanage. The facility was standing, but deep cracks in the walls. All-cinderblock construction. We prayed with the kids, over the kids, and put them in a car to evac to our Quisqueya campus. There are 30 kids under age 5 or 6. The managers had just left to go to the US for fundraising, so a 23-yr-old named Abbey who just returned to Haiti on Monday had been completely in charge of all 30 kids for 3 days. We carried all their mattresses and bedding down to Quisqueya. They're sleeping on the pre-K playground at Quisqueya. The urine smell is overwhelming, but they aren't hungry and are being loved.
Three Angels' walls fell down. What is on top of every wall in Haiti? Razor wire. So now, the ground is littered with razor wire and broken glass and cinderblocks- literally every square inch of this city is covered in that mix of rubble.
This is the hillside slum behind the house where we went to church. The hillside is destroyed. Only one house needs to start to slide to take out all those beneath it. The people are living on the street.
The CSI (Christian Service International) guest house where mission teams stay.
The Blesh family (I linked to their blog a few days ago) treating the little boy with the severe injuries. That's our picnic area where we eat lunch. Those Haitians are his family- they weep and pray all day and night for him. He's on a door or board- they were tipping him up to get him to drink some liquid kids' Tylenol.
Three Angels backyard. Their wall backs up to a hillside, was destroyed. Their playground was also ruined, and razor wire was all over the ground.
A six-story hotel under construction just up Delmas from Quisqueya. Many buildings looked like this. The Montana, the big hotel where US people stay- flattened. They pulled out 5 only from a six story hotel. The Carribbean market- the best grocery store- flat. Some teachers spent the entire first night there, they pulled 30 out alive from a full grocery store (5 pm- prime shopping time), digging through with hands and sticks, maybe a crowbar or two.
These boys are relatives of either a lunch lady or school guard. They're living on our soccer field. We bandaged them up best we could and fed them some rice. Luckily they just had cuts and scrapes. The boy in dark blue is now wearing a sling.... of course we don't have xray.
Also, check out www.quisqueya.org for the relief paypal account. I believe it is firstname.lastname@example.org.
We just washed some clothes in a bucket and took a little washcloth bath. I finally got a different pair of clothes from Tuesday- feeling much better. Drank some vegetable juice. We'll head back to the school soon. The choppers are out in force- constantly flying over. We're so humbled by the love and prayers- keep em coming, Team.