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Haiti Update from AA's Mark Stuart

January 14th, 2010

Mark Stuart, lead singer of Audio Adrenaline, sent out this email. Mark and his parents started an organization called Hands and Feet working with the people in Haiti. Mark was there when the earthquake hit. If you’re a person who prays, do bow in for them and the people they love. Humbling.

Hi everyone….

Our internet is working finally. So I’m sending this to a few of you…. Everyone here is ok, but we are all very scared. The buildings held up great, but there are several houses right around us that have collapsed. Also, Hotel Cyvadier had major damage, while the brand new three story “peace of mind” hotel was demolished. Francine, one of our teenage nannies was in afternoon school and escaped while the building

was collapsing around her because she was sitting by the door…however many of her classmates died yesterday. Many houses and and buildings have collapsed in Jacmel including the hospital. I know most of the news there is coming from PAP, but there is substantial loss of life here on the south coast. We need prayer for wisdom and strength. Its very chaotic here. We were able to buy diesel this morning andhopefully get more propane for cooking tomorrow. Last night was crazy…slept on the dirt in the center of the village…away from the buildings. Tonight we may venture back indoors, but that is yet to be decided. We go in and out to get necessities. The Haitian people are numb and sad to say very used to death, but this has created what

seems to be a hypnotic state. I’ve never been in a situation were you feel SO helpless, fearful, and small. The tremors are coming again as i type this. Whoa!!!


  1. Sharon
    January 14th, 2010 at 20:16 | #1

    Hello, I adopted two wonderful boys( now 14 and 15) three years ago from the Foyer de Sion orphanage in PAP but they were originally from Jacmel. Like most people I assumed that the damage was in PAP until reading posts like yours. Through a relative of theirs that lives in Canada we were able to find out that their Haitian family who lives in Jacmel has made it through this disaster. I hope and pray that the rest of the world will reach out to the smaller towns and communities of Haiti where help is needed also.

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