News about successful aid projects in Haiti during the past year has not been as frequent as we all hoped. However, on January 9th Dateline NBC featured the efforts of a local Catholic church, Our Lady Queen of Peace in Arlington, Virginia, and the assistance they have provided to a remote Haitian village, Medor.
After parachuting in supplies and aid workers, the group provided medical attention to over a thousand people and also supervised the building of an airstrip in only 12 days so that aid could reach them more quickly! It was particularly impressive to see that a number of the volunteers making the parachute jump were senior citizens.
If you are looking for a way to assist Haiti, check out this list of some of the charities that helped to organize this successful mission.
To learn more about what is happening in Haiti, remember that the Foundation Center still maintains its special site on philanthropic activities there.