18 February 2011

In case you were wondering...

Headquarters has just come out with some info about our impact in Haiti over the last year, so I thought I'd share. (Well, it describes our measurable impact. Some things aren't quantifiable.)

MAF served a significant role in the international relief efforts following the January 2010 earthquake. The MAF base at the Port-au-Prince airport became the staging and warehouse area for dozens of aid agencies. During the initial three months of the crisis, MAF conducted 1,037 relief flights within Haiti, transported 1,801 passengers, and delivered 315,498 pounds of cargo. 

In partnership with Missionary Flights International, MAF also served a significant role in coordinating 200 round-trip flights from Florida to Haiti, assisting with the transport of 3,500 passengers, and processing 1.5 million pounds of relief supplies. When cholera struck in late 2010, MAF assisted Samaritan’s Purse, Doctors Without Borders, Medical Teams International, and other organizations by transporting medical personnel, medicines, IV solution, water purification systems, and other supplies to combat the outbreak. 

MAF Haiti staff recently had an opportunity to minister in a different way by building homes for families whose houses collapsed in the earthquake. Through gifts from generous friends, MAF purchased materials for 26 structures and built them on the existing foundations. The houses are well-anchored, sturdy, and much appreciated by the families that were previously living in tents.

In 2010, the MAF Haiti program completed 3,336 flights, carried 7,698 passengers, and 1.4 million pounds of cargo. This is a 77 percent increase in cargo over 2009.

To read the rest of the statement about MAF's worldwide ministry, you can click here.

Without your prayer support, none of this would be possible! Thank you!!

1 comment:

  1. Grandp and dnd I are very proud of MAF's accmplishments and exceedingly proud of David for his part and Christine for your support and all you do for the Haitian people.