A number of years ago, I had the privilege of getting to know Michael Broyles from Mission Aviation Fellowship. Michael flies for MAF in Haiti and does some amazing things. There was a story that made Canadian news this past weekend where he evacuated a lady from one of the hardest hit areas before she became stranded. She’s now safely in Port Au Prince and working on providing relief for those back in Dame Marie where she was rescued from.
Yesterday, Michael and another pilot from MAF and MAF Photographer, Tim Schandorff did a 6 hour fly over of the worst hit areas in southern Haiti. Here’s what Michael had to say when he returned:
I just returned from a 6 hr evaluation of the entire South Coast of Haiti from Jacmel West, around the point at Dame Marie, and then North coast back to PAP. From Zanglais west is bad. The worst of the devastation is Port Salut West to Dame Marie. Jeremie is close behind, and then Cayes. Decimated in each area. Lots of work to be done. I will post pics later, when I can. Kinda busy now. A major long term concern is the complete loss of gardens in these areas. Food is already scarce. Michael Broyles
They have graciously agreed to let me share these pictures with you. The pictures are courtesy of both Michael Broyles and Tim Schandorff from MAF.
As you look through them, read the captions, ask yourself what you’d do if your house, your school, the church looked like the ones in the picture.
What would you do?
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