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May 31, 2012

A Plea for Your Help from Our Suffering Orthodox Faithful in Haiti
Medical Response to Cholera Outbreak
November 17, 2010
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

Since our last update, plans for the Mission's medical response have solidified. Thanks to the generosity of several donors and a large loan, we are now moving forward and, God willing, we will have a treatment center operating in Haiti by December 9. 

Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water. It has a short incubation period and can quickly lead to severe dehydration and death. In most cases, treatment of cholera is a relatively simple process of replacing lost fluids with clean water and rehydration salts. If not treated, 60-70% of cases will be fatal. With proper treatment, that drops to less than 1%. During this epidemic in Haiti, the fatality rate has been between 3 and 7%. This is a direct result of inadequate treatment facilities and human resources.  Continue Reading...


Funeral
The servant of God George Stanley Zamy was an active and intelligent child of ten years. He died Sunday, November 7, 2010, following a short illness and his funeral was served on Saturday, November 13, at St. Augustine Parish in Jacmel. His parents are members of the Orthodox Church. May his memory be eternal!
 
A New Church in Jacmel
With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, the Mission in Haiti has established a building fund for the parish of St Augustine in Jacmel. Like all the parishes in Haiti, this is a thriving community. It is in dire need of a permanent church — services are currently held in a tiny rented room, which is much too small. Many of the faithful must stand outside under a tent.





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