Here is an eyewitness account from Haiti. This comes from an email I got from the American Red Cross Society last night. Matthew Marek, who runs the Red Cross office in Haiti, relayed the following details to the office in the US using Skype,
some neighborhoods are completely flat. major individual home damage. no telephoneAround the litosphere-- Beth, Karen, Paper Tigers, Nathan Bransford--are ideas for how we can help. Among the organizations suggested are World Vision, Bethany Christian Services, Doctors Without Borders, IBBY Fund for Children in Crisis. Here are two more suggestions: American Red Cross and Compassion International.
i’ve seen untreatable issues. bones broken and exposed. lacerations of all kinds
medical attention is needed all throughout the capital. people are scared and gathered in the streets
there is really no place to go in many of these neighborhoods
the dust from the collapse is still lingering in the air.