Hurricane Isaac pummeled Haiti’s southern peninsula last weekend leaving the 400,000 men, women and children still living in flimsy tents sitting out high winds, pelting rain, streaming water and mud in the dark. Much of the power along the southern peninsula was knocked out and roads washed away leaving some communities stranded without access to health care, food and clean water. Amidst so much suffering from the 2010 hurricane, a natural disaster is unfair and cruel. Our staff members, Dr Calvaire, Jean Dube and Natacha Denis, are all safe and we are extremely thankful for their well being. I myself have been haunted by the thought of the young 19 year-old girl named Annette who was 8 months pregnant when I met her in Port-au-Prince in May (see June 8th blog entry). She is single, an orphan and now, a new mother of a beautiful baby boy. The idea of her and that new baby in the middle of a hurricane with flying debris, torrential rain, whipping wind and flooding water and mud in the flimsy tent where she lives in the Delmas neighborhood would be a nightmare for any mother to endure. The fact that she faced it alone with no family to help and no where to go to keep herself or her son safe is almost unfathomable. C2C remains committed to the people of Haiti, to lend them the support and care when their courage fails and they feel forgotten by the global community in which they live. As always, we thank C2C’s supporters for making our work possible and helping us uphold the promise we have made to this devastated nation.