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24th January 2010
written by Jennifer
Tens of thousands of children have suffered from the earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince.
On Monday, January 25, in a small sign
that life will return to normal, more than a week after Haiti's
earthquake, The Salvation Army will re-open a school in a temporary
site at the organization's compound in Port au Prince. Two of the
school's main buildings were destroyed in the earthquake and the people
are too terrified to enter those buildings that are still standing.
Still, Salvation Army relief workers will provide children aged three
to six years old with security, nutrition and medical assistance as
needed, in a make-shift school day.
Prior to the earthquake, 1,500 children attended The Salvation Army
school, sponsored by Kindernothilfe (KNH), each day. The Salvation
Army will offer day-to-day schooling and support for hundreds of
children aged three to six years old in the coming weeks.
The Salvation Army set up a Haiti relief fund and is accepting
monetary donations. Donors may contribute $10 via their phone bill by
text messaging the word "HAITI" to 52000, and confirming the donation
with the word, "Yes." Donors can also give via www.salvationarmyusa.org,
1-800-SAL-ARMY and through the mail at: The Salvation Army World
Service Office, International Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 630728,
Baltimore, MD 21263-0728 with designation "Haiti Earthquake."