‘Today Was a Great Day’: Good Neighbor Pat Moore Reports From Haiti

Here’s the latest update from 2007 Good Neighbor Award winner Pat Moore, who is currently assisting relief efforts in Haiti following the earthquakes that struck the country. (To see the previous updates, go here.)

Ruuska Village Orphanage, Bon Repos, Haiti – 9:30 p.m., Feb. 1, 2010

Today was a great day. We were able to feed 20 orphans and their caretakers for about another two months. Their building, which we will post a picture of, was taken down by the earthquake. Rebuilding of the orphanage here has started—the NW front wall is almost done. Again, thank you to all who donated to make this possible.

We will see up to 100 kids tomorrow who have been orphaned by the quake and have had no medical treatment. Some of them do have at least one parent. We will gather at the Church of God in Bon Rapos to treat them. This operation was set up by an employee of the United States Embassy. How they found us I will never know. In this area alone, no aid from anyone has been sent.

We just returned from visiting three members of the 82nd Airborne. They are with Samaritan’s Purse and will provide us with food and much-needed tarps. As the rainy season approaches tarps are very important to keep everyone dry. Again the Haitian people will not go back inside their homes, so tent cities are everywhere. We are able to reach more people each day. To all who know Pastor Capre he is doing OK. We will continue to look after his needs and also the needs of Barbara Walker at the Ruuska Village Orphanage.

Brian Summerfield

Brian Summerfield is Manager of Business Development and Outreach for NAR Commercial and Global Services. He can be reached at bsummerfield@realtors.org.

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