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 Salvation Army Assists Latest Haitian Survivor

Emergency Disaster Services Bulletin

Tuesday, February 9, 2010



Evan Ocinia
Evan Ocinia.  Photo courtesy of the Salvation Army

Alexandria, VA
- Salvation Army personnel provided initial triage to the latest survivor of the Haitian earthquake.  Evan Ocinia, a 28 year old man, was brought to The Army’s clinic in the Delmas 2 neighborhood of Port-au-Prince after being miraculously pulled from the rubble in the Lionshead marketplace on the morning of February 8th.  Two men digging thorough the rubble heard Evans calling out to them.  They pulled him out and took him to The Army’s clinic.

“Evan was extremely dehydrated and had skin wounds but he didn’t appear to have any critical wounds or broken bones,” according to Major Evelyn Chavez, Emotional and Spiritual Care Officer.  “He was able to hold his head up on his own and take some small sips of water from the doctor who accompanied the transport.”

Salvation Army personnel transported Evan to the University of Miami Hospital, which is located adjacent to the airport in Port au Prince.

The Salvation Army responded immediately to the earthquake in Haiti, with local Salvationists being quickly joined by international personnel.  The Salvation Army has assumed responsibility for the care of nearly 20,000 people living in the temporary camp near its compound in Port-au-Prince.  In addition, service sites are located in Petit Goave and Jacmel and distribution sites are in Croix-des-Bouquets (6 mi east of PAP) and Balan (18 mi east of PAP). Its medical clinic continues to treat more than 250 people a day on-site, with several transfers daily to the hospital.  

The Salvation Army has set up a Haiti relief fund and is accepting monetary donations. Donors may contribute $10 via their phone bill by text messaging the word “HAITI” to 52000, and confirming the donation with the word, “Yes.”  Donors can also give via, 1-800-SAL-ARMY and through the mail at: The Salvation Army World Service Office, International Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 630728, Baltimore, MD 21263-0728 with designation “Haiti Earthquake.”  

The Salvation Army has been officially working in Haiti since 1950.  Our present assets in the country include:
63 Commissioned Salvation Army Officers
161 Employees
39 Corps and 23 Outposts (Worship and Community Centers)
5 Social Institutions (Clinics, Children’s Homes)
46 Schools with 443 Teachers

The Salvation Army’s initial Emergency Assessment has confirmed the following priorities, in order of immediate importance:
Water - Safe drinking water
Nutrition - Food
Medical Assistance - Medical supplies and treatment
Trauma, grief, and spiritual counseling

Once the initial needs have been met, the next step will be to provide sustainable solutions to make necessities available to the affect population:
Repair/reestablish local water sources
Provide water filtration capacity
Provide assistance to local population to rebuild permanent, more earthquake resistant housing
Develop strategic plans for long term Salvation Army Program and Facility Reconstruction

The Salvation Army was active in Haiti before the earthquake.  We will rebuild our damaged faculties, while continuing our already well established programs.  We are committed to standing by the Haitian people as they move into the future.
Medical clinics
Long Term Relief and Reconstruction
Community Development Projects / Income generation / Child Nutrition / HIV/AIDS

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to

Report submitted by Captain Tawny Cohen Zanders, PIO SAWSO, Haiti Incident Command Team. Cell (330) 353-1759



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