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Facts About the Diocese of Haiti and Aftermath of the Earthquake

The world continues to watch after a devastating 7.0 earthquake destroyed much of Haiti, with the death toll mounting each day.  The Episcopal Church and Episcopal Relief & Development responded immediately.  The following fact sheet will assist in your continued reporting of the Haiti earthquake.

Please continue to check the special Haiti page for updated and additional information.

 

Updated information available from The Episcopal Church Office of Communication, including items from across the country on missionaries, church responses, persons in Haiti, etc.

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/haiti.php

 

Facts:

The Episcopal Diocese of Haiti is part of The Episcopal Church.

http://www.egliseepiscopaledhaiti.org/

 

The Rt. Rev. Zache Duracin is Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti.  He is unharmed; his wife suffered an injury to her foot.

 

The Episcopal Church in Haiti has lost a cathedral, convent, Holy Trinity Complex, College St. Pierre, and a Jubilee Center.  

 

The Episcopal Church’s three missionaries who were in Haiti are all accounted for - Mallory Holding, Jude Harmon, and Oge Beauvoir, who is the dean of the Theological Seminary, along with his wife Serette.

The Diocesan offices are located in Port-au-Prince.

 

Episcopal Relief & Development has disbursed emergency funding to the Diocese of Haiti to help meet critical needs such as food, water and shelter for those affected.

Donations can be made to Episcopal Relief & Development by calling 800-334-7626 ext 5129.  https://www.er-d.org/donate-select.php .Episcopal Relief & Development has a four star rating on Charity Navigator and meets all 20 standards of the Better Business Bureau.

 

Bulletin inserts from Episcopal Relief & Development are available in both Spanish and English. http://www.er-d.org/BulletinInsertsCT/

 

Haiti is the largest and fastest-growing diocese in The Episcopal Church. There are over 83,000 Episcopalians in Haiti.

(Source: The Episcopal Church Research Statistics http://www.episcopalchurch.org/documents/2008_Table_of_Statistics_of_the_Episcopal_Church.pdf)

 

There are 97 Episcopal churches in Haiti. We are in the process of ascertaining their status; updates will be posted on the Episcopal Church Haiti page: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/haiti.php

(Source: The Episcopal Church Research Statistics http://www.episcopalchurch.org/documents/2008_Table_of_Statistics_of_the_Episcopal_Church.pdf)

 

This number reflects 115 congregations and communities of faith

(Source: 2009 Episcopal Church Annual)

 

In 2008, the diocese celebrated over 200 child and adult baptisms, and over 700 child and adult confirmations.

(Source: The Episcopal Church Research Statistics http://www.episcopalchurch.org/documents/2008_Table_of_Statistics_of_the_Episcopal_Church.pdf)

 

There are over 200 Episcopal schools with more than 6000 students 

(Source: The Episcopal Church Research Statistics http://www.episcopalchurch.org/documents/2008_Table_of_Statistics_of_the_Episcopal_Church.pdf