Flagstaff Academy Supports Haiti Mrs. Adley’s 4th Grade Presents
Amazing Earthquakes How Earthquakes Destroy in Seconds Natural disasters are a result of nature that affects the earth. An earthquake begins when pressure from the core of our earth moves tectonic plates against each other which causes rubbing and pushing an that sends out seismic waves called p-waves, s-waves, and surface waves. These waves make the earth vibrate and shake. Earthquakes can affect people because homes are destroyed and prevent people from having warmth and protection from the elements. You can prepare for an earthquake by building safely, then find a safe place to protect yourself, organize supplies, and lastly make an emergency plan with your family. Other natural disasters are: avalanches, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, lighting storms, tsunamis, volcano eruptions and wild fires.
Location & devastation of the Haiti earthquake January 12th, 2010
Five Dollars Makes a Difference Why donate??? Flagstaff Academy is donating to three different organizations including a hospital, an orphanage and school, and reforesting the land. The services these non-profit organizations provide will help the people of Haiti by providing basic essentials. What does $5.00 mean??? The goal for all students at Flagstaff Academy is to raise $5.00 in change. $5.00 will buy one gallon of clean water, a bag of rice, and a few cans of beans, which can feed a Haitian family for a day.
Earthquake in Haiti How did the earthquake effect Haiti landscape? What is a Richter Scale? A Richter scale is a tool used to measure the magnitude of an earthquake, or how strong the earthquake shook the earth. The earthquake effected Haiti’s landscape by causing landslides and making a visible crack in the ground. What did the earthquake in Haiti measure on the Richter Scale? How did the earthquake affect the people of Haiti?
The earthquake measured 7.3 at it’s strongest and 5-7 throughout the day.
The earthquake affected the people of Haiti by taking lives, burying people in the rubble, injuring families, and destroyed homes.
The most popular foods in Haiti are fried pork, squash soup, fried plantains, rice with black mushrooms, and red beans with rice
The main holidays in Haiti are Mardi Gras, Easter, and Christmas
Most Haitians are Roman Catholic and 1% of Haitian are not religious. Population Sports
There are over 8.25 million people in Haiti. 40% of the population is under 15 years old. 95 % of Haitians are decedents of black African slaves.
Haitians mostly play soccer (called futbol) and other made up games because they have little to no toys or sports’ equipment.
Geography of Haiti The largest rivers in Haiti are the Artibonite River and the Grande-Anse River. The earthquake occurred on January 12th, 2010 and changed the geography of Haiti by crumbling buildings. Haiti is located in the Caribbean Sea, in the Western Hemisphere. The Dominican Republic and Haiti share an island. The capital of Haiti is Port-Au-Prince. Haiti is 10,714 sq miles
Flagstaff Academy Supports Non-Profits The non-profit organizations Flagstaff Academy is supporting are raising money to buy supplies for the people of Haiti. Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd: Runs an orphanage and school for homeless children Hospital Albert Schweitzer HAS: A hospital providing care for Haitians in need of medical assistance Reforest Haiti NOW: Timber Tree Project is working to reforest the land
Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd The Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd provides an exceptional home for orphans in Haiti. Over 80 kids live in the orphanage and over 300 students at the school. The organization saves the kids from poverty, or a life of living on the streets. Making a donation might help the organization purchase new notebooks, pencils, books, and concrete to fix their building destroyed in the earthquake.
HAS-Hospital Albert Schweitzer Services, Location, & Information The HAS hospital provides education, is a clinic and emergency room, and a headquarters for local heath services. The hospital is located in the Artibonite Valley of Central Haiti. Since the earthquake patients have been sleeping on plastic tarps because there aren’t enough beds. Hospital’s Mission HAS hospital’s mission is to collaborate with Haitians who are trying to improve their health. Why You Should Donate
Over half of the people being cared for are children.
Young children who’s parents died in the earthquake need care.
HAS is helping children get the food and water they need.
Reforest Haiti NOW- Timber Tree Project Impact and Information Haiti is over 98% deforested. Deforestation is when all the trees in a area are cut down to be either sold or made into charcoal for energy. Deforestation has impacted Haiti by causing disease like malaria and malnutrition. Haiti’s native trees and crops are mahogany, Spanish cedar, Haitian oak, fruit trees, corn, millet, and Congo peas. Mission of Reforest NOW Educate people and teach how to farm sustainably, without destroying the land. Help Haiti’s economy Plant over 1,000,000 trees by 2015.
Support Haiti NOW! Please let us know if you have any questions!!!!