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									    World Concern President Escapes Haiti Riot;
    Response Should Reach 60,000 By Sunday

Feb. 4, 2010 10:10 am

World Concern President David Eller escaped a riot in
Haiti this weekend near a food distribution, an indication
of the ongoing instability. Eller and the rest of the World
Concern staff were not injured, and the work continues
to help hungry families get the food, water and shelter
that they desperately need. Eller is one his way back
from Haiti today.

World Concern has reached more than 41,000 people
with supplies of food, each person receiving enough
food to last about two weeks. By Sunday, we should
reach 60,000 people. World Concern Haiti has collected        World Concern President David Eller gives a woman food
                                                              and a tarp, providing increased stability after the disaster.
tarps and hygiene kits, and is distributing them to people
in the Delmas neighborhood.

Though millions of people in Haiti have faced enormous
loss, they are not giving up.

Eller says, “The Haitians are not helpless they are getting
back to running their small businesses. They are asking
for work opportunities and help to rebuild.”

To that end, World Concern will employ people who
need work to clean up debris, then later, with
                                                              Generally, food and water distributions have been
construction. This “cash for work” program will keep          peaceful, reaching up to 8,500 people a day.
workers and their families fed, with enough income to


     For more information and to donate, visit www.worldconcern.org or call 1-866-530-5433 (LIFE)
                              Contact: Derek Sciba, Marketing Manager
                                        206-713-5564 mobile
                                     dereks@worldconcern.org
increase stability, repair damage, and beginning the long process of moving beyond the earthquake.

World Concern’s relief experts have met with Port Au Prince’s mayor, deputy mayor, other relief
agencies and US military officials in the last week. The coordination between governments and relief
agencies is improving, a good sign in long-term healing for the country. Still, the scale of the devastation
is immense, requiring an effort to rebuild that will likely last between four and five years.

Photos, video clips and interviews are available online on World Concern’s pages on Flickr and YouTube.
These pages are linked through the Haiti page on the main World Concern website,
www.worldconcern.org.

Seattle-based World Concern, part of CRISTA Ministries, has worked in Haiti for more than 30 years and
currently provides hope to 125,000 people. Our staff of more than 100 in Haiti help lift people out of
poverty through activities including microfinance, agriculture, disaster response and small business
development. World Concern works with the poor in 24 countries, with the goal of transforming the
lives of those we touch, leading them on a path to self-sustainability.

Worldwide, World Concern offers life, opportunity and hope to more than six million people.




     For more information and to donate, visit www.worldconcern.org or call 1-866-530-5433 (LIFE)
                              Contact: Derek Sciba, Marketing Manager
                                        206-713-5564 mobile
                                     dereks@worldconcern.org

								
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