Photo of Haiti submitted to the Washington Post by Yanikdb
GARNER, N.C. – Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Men of the United Methodist Church in Garner, N.C., are waiting for word about an orphanage they are helping construct in Haiti. The group, called Men of Faith, is also supporting a child they hope will be able to be housed in the orphanage when it is completed.
None of the Men of Faith was in Haiti when the earthquake occurred; only local workers were at the site. The men do not know what has happened to the orphanage or their sponsored child.
"The four walls were up, the well was dug, but after the earthquake, we don't know what has occurred, we can't get in touch with anyone, and no one has contacted us," David Prince of Men of Faith told an ABC affiliate television station in Raleigh.
Members of Clayton's Horne United Methodist Church in Raleigh were on a mission trip to Haiti during the earthquake. They were in a bus when the earthquake struck and all are safe, but they are uncertain how and when they will be able to leave the stricken nation.
Two men from Grace United Methodist Church in Norwood, Ohio, are in Haiti, but no one has been able to contact them.
Eleven people from Sharonville (Ohio) United Methodist Church have been able to relay that they are all okay and are staying at a medical center overnight.