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3 years 10 months ago

Compassion Int'l still helping Haiti recover

In the year since an earthquake devastated Haiti, survivors have dealt with political unrest, flooding and a cholera outbreak. Through it all, Colorado Springs-based Compassion International has worked to ease the misery for residents of the desperately-poor island. "Part of our activities in the last year have been...

3 years 11 months ago

Dan Woolley says he's going back to Haiti

Dan Woolley spent 65 hours trapped in the rubble of the Haiti earthquake. The Colorado Springs man works for Compassion International and had just arrived in Haiti when the quake hit last January. His friend and co-worker, David Hames, died in the same hotel where Woolley was trapped. He's...

4 years 4 months ago

Haiti, 6 months later

Six months after a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti, there's still a lot of work to be done. "People think the worst is over in Haiti, but it's really not." explains Katherine Redmond of Colorado Springs bases Compassion International. The already poor country is struggling to get back on its feet...

4 years 4 months ago

22 orphaned Haitians adopted in Colorado

It's a life-changing day for 22 orphaned Haitian children--they're getting permanent families. Arapahoe County District Judge William B. Sylvester will preside over formal adoption proceedings for the children. All of them were orphaned by the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. Thirteen families are adopting the children.

4 years 9 months ago

Local filmmaker returns from Haiti

Robbie Repola, a Colorado Springs filmmaker just returned from the earthquake torn country of Haiti where he spent a week capturing images from the ravaged nation. He tells us it's a trip he won't ever forget. "You go into one neighborhood and you look at it and it's bombed out....

4 years 9 months ago

Body of Compassion worker recovered in Haiti

Relatives report that crews in Haiti believe they've recovered the body of Compassion International worker David Hames of Colorado Springs. Hames was buried in the wreckage of the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince during last month's devastating earthquake. The remains will be flown to Dover for forensic examination.

4 years 9 months ago

Pueblo doctor returns from Haiti.

Pueblo surgeon Dr. Jim Smith is no stranger to Haiti. The past few years he has traveled there as part of medical relief efforts. After the recent earthquake he and a team of medical staff headed to the torn country to help heal the injured. "When I first hit the...

4 years 10 months ago

32 Haitian orphans arrive in Denver

Thirty-two Haitian children whose adoption by Colorado families was placed in limbo after a magnitude-7 earthquake struck Haiti arrived at Denver International Airport. The flight that arrived Sunday afternoon capped a 10-day effort by Gov. Bill Ritter, Colorado authorities, physicians, and businesses to help children unite with their adoptive families....

4 years 10 months ago

Haitian orphan comes home to Colorado

Meet the Thomas family. Ryan, Naomi, Corina, Zach and Emma. This weekend they welcomed a new member to the family, 23 month old Jeffry. "This is just unbelievable!" says Naomi, "We just keep looking around saying, oh my gosh! We have four kids now!" Jeffry, a Haitian orphan, has...

4 years 10 months ago

Colorado Springs man assessing Haitian rubble

Compassion International member Tim Glenn left Colorado Spring this week, and is walking through the streets of Haiti trying help earthquake victims. In an already impoverished country, the people must start over from scratch. "It's just absolute devastation. You can't walk anywhere in Port Au Prince without passing buildings that...

4 years 10 months ago

Search for David Hames continues

Even though the Haitian government has ended search and rescue efforts for earthquake victims, the search for survivors at the Hotel Montana continues. Colorado Springs resident and Compassion International worker David Hames is one of those still missing from the hotel. According to a Hames family spokesperson, search and rescue...

4 years 10 months ago

Haiti gov't says rescue phase over

The United Nations says Haiti's government has declared the search and rescue phase for survivors of the earthquake over. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says 132 people were pulled from the rubble alive by international search and rescue teams. Spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said Saturday that humanitarian relief...

4 years 10 months ago

Local AF reservists heading to Haiti

Air Force reservists from the Pikes Peak region are mobilizing to deliver humanitarian aid to earthquake-devastated Haiti. Approximately 50 reservists and two C-130 Hercules from the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson AFB will leave here Friday. They'll fly humanitarian missions in support of Haitian relief efforts. They're expected to...

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