|Published:||Jan 12, 2011 4:37 AM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 12, 2011 1:37 AM EST|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Those with the Salvation army remember going to Haiti after the 7.0 earthquake rocked the island, but there are still some memories they're trying to forget.
"There were literally piles, like pyramids, stacked up of bodies along the way and when we pull into our complex, right inside our gates was a mother giving birth to her baby," said Major Tom Louden with the Lee County Salvation Army.
Louden and a team of others went to the island shortly after the earthquake - but 1 year later the anniversary is bringing some hard-to-deal-with memories back.
In the past 12 months the Salvation Army has sent:
· 7.9 million meals
· 1.5 million gallons of fresh water
· 83,000 mosquito nets
· 27,000 clinic visits
· 8,100 cleaning kits
· 7,100 personal hygiene kits
· 4,000 tarps
· 4,000 solar lights
· More than 5,000 tents
· 606 transitional shelters
To date, The Salvation Army has raised $29 million in domestic resources and $10.8 million through international affiliates. Fifty percent of the money has already been utilized on immediate response efforts. The remaining funding will be allocated to long-term recovery projects.
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