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Latest Updates

August 25 - News Release

Haiti is still reeling after the 7.2-magnitude quake on August 14. An estimated 2,207 people were killed, more than 12,000 were injured, and tens of thousands are without homes. The greatest concerns as the country recovers include lack of shelter, hunger, and disease outbreaks. 

In two Nazarene districts, Grand Anse and Sud, 15 churches were destroyed; some were still in disrepair after Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and sustained additional damage during the earthquake (Lazile 2nd Church of the Nazarene pictured above). In the Sud District, one pastor’s home collapsed. About 5,000 Nazarene families are currently in need of food, shelter, and other emergency aid. 

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August 21 - Photo Update

Pictured are two of the Nazarene churches damaged or destroyed in the quake, one from the Grand’Anse District and one from the South District, along with South District Superintendent Rev. David Eliasaint and other volunteers working to assess the greatest needs.

August 16, 2021 - News Release

7.2-magnitude earthquake shook Haiti on the morning of 14 August, causing substantial destruction.

So far, over 1,400 people are confirmed dead, though the actual number from the quake and aftershocks is still not completely clear. 

The quake hit Haiti’s Tiburon Peninsula, which encompasses much of the country’s southern coast and was still recovering from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Tropical Depression Grace is expected to reach Haiti on Monday and early Tuesday, exacerbating the crisis with large amounts of rain that could cause landslides and contaminated water. Medical personnel are rushing to get to the affected areas before the storm makes transportation difficult. 

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How to Help


Please pray for those facing the devastation left by the earthquake, especially those who have lost loved ones and homes. Pray for those who are experiencing trauma after the major earthquake 11 years ago. Pray for the swift and safe delivery of supplies, including shelters, food, and medicine. Pray for those who are most vulnerable, including senior adults, individuals with disabilities, and people living in poverty. Pray for church leaders and churches responding to the needs around them. To send a prayer or note of encouragement, go to ncm.org/pray.


Churches and individuals around the world can provide support through the Haiti Earthquake 2021 Fund. Donations will be used for immediate needs, including shelter, clean water, food, and medical supplies, as well as long-term needs in the months and years ahead. 

To send donations by mail:

In the U.S., make checks payable to "General Treasurer" and send them to: 

Global Treasury Services
Church of the Nazarene
17001 Prairie Star Pkwy
Lenexa, KS 66220-7900

Be sure to put 136361 in the Memo area.

In Canada, make checks payable to "Church of the Nazarene Canada" and send them to:

Church of the Nazarene Canada
3657 Ponytrail Drive, Mississauga, ON | L4X 1W5

Be sure to put 136361 in the Memo area.

For any other country, give through your local church or district, designating your gift to Global Relief - Haiti Earthquake 2021.