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Jan. 22 Update: Aid by the Numbers

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Released 22 January 2010

As The Salvation Army continues to coordinate efforts with the UN, local government, and other relief agencies in Haiti to provide the most assistance to the neediest of the disaster survivors, our team provided an update on their latest efforts.

Here's a breakdown of important numbers highlighting the hard work of our personnel on-the-ground in the Port-au-Prince area:

* 260 + - The number of people provided medical treatment each day by Salvation Army medical teams.
* 802 - The total number of patients who have received treatment by medical professionals at The Salvation Army compound as of Thursday, Jan 21.
* 10,000 - The capacity in liters of a water bladder installed near The Salvation Army Port-au-Prince compound, along with a water purification filtering system to provide clean water to distressed Haitians.
* 10,000 - The amount of MRE's (Meals Ready-to-Eat) distributed by the Salvation Army on Thursday with the help of UN security personnel. MRE's were provided by the United Nations' World Food Program (WFP).
* 4,000 - The number of pairs of light-weight shoes provided to disaster victims on Thursday.
* 5.75 million - Dollars raised as of Wednesday morning by The Salvation Army for relief efforts in Haiti.
* 42 - The total amount of international emergency disaster responders deployed to Haiti by The Salvation Army.
* 14 - The number of medical professionals assisting Salvation Army personnel.
* 75+ - The number of Haitians who have decided to commit their lives to Christ and are being encouraged through The Salvation Army's spiritual counseling and church-related activities.
* 700 - The amount of Salvation Army officers and staff permanently stationed in Haiti who are responding to the needs of people there.
* 60 - Years The Salvation Army has had a presence in Haiti operating schools, clinics, hospital, feeding programs, children's homes and church-related activities through community centers across the country.

If you would like to make a financial contribution to The Salvation Army's ongoing relief efforts in Haiti, you can donate through :
• Online Credit Card Contributions or PayPal
• Text ‘HAITI' to 52000
• Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY
• Mail a check or money order to:
The Salvation Army World Service Office
International Disaster Relief Fund
PO Box 630728
Baltimore, MD 21263-0728
*Please note that your donation is for Haiti Earthquake relief*

For More Information on Haiti Relief click here.


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