In the wake of the earthquake devastation in Haiti, many ministries are taking immediate action -- both on the ground in Haiti and on the air in Christian radio. Here are a few ways your listeners will be informed, and a few things your station can do to add to the coverage.
On the air
What listeners will hear today in response to the devastation:
What listeners will hear tomorrow:
"Beyond the Call"
***Please note if you take any of the above programs on Amb-OS, you do not need to take any action. For FTP, please find the replacement program on our FTP site.
More for Your Station
Aside from regularly scheduled programming, here are a few more ways to amplify your station's coverage and response to the earthquake in Haiti:
Download Sound Bytes/PSAs
1) HCJB Global: In an eight-minute segment, members of a Global Hands rapid response medical response team are interviewed right before they leave to join Samiritan's Purse in Port-Au-Prince. Hear what they expect to find and a call to pray for Christian radio stations in Haiti.
2) HCJB Global: Two short sound bytes from HCJB Global President Wayne Pederson talking about being the "Voice & Hands" of Jesus to the people of Haiti and prayer for Christian radio stations in Haiti.
3) Billy Graham Rapid Response Team: New PSAs focusing a call to pray for the people of Haiti and BGEA's response.
Download the above audio at our FTP site:
Request an Interview
1) HCJB Global: The ministry's Rapid Response team in en route to Haiti. Working in coordination with Samaritan's Purse, the team will provide medical assistance in the wake of the disaster.
Contact for Interview: Michelle Sorak at 719-590-9800
Port-au-Prince native--Edouard Lassegue, Compassion International's regional vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean, is available by phone and via satellite from Miami.
In Haiti--Doug Bassett, Compassion International's director of Central American countries, is available by phone and potentially via Skype.
Contact for Interviews: Christy Lynn Wilson or Kathy Redmond at 719.272.5639
Chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) and representatives from Samaritan's Purse are en route to the earthquake-ravaged nation of Haiti.
Mercy Ships® is mobilizing their Disaster Relief Mercy Team to address medical and non-medical relief.
Haiti is considered the poorest nation in the entire western hemisphere.
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the island nation on Tuesday, January 12.
The epicenter is about 10 miles Southwest of Port-Au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti.
More than 100,000 are reported dead in the quake.
The government does not interfere with the operation of radio and other media affiliated with religious groups. In addition to the many radio stations operated by religious (mostly Protestant, including evangelical) groups, religious programming is a staple of commercial broadcasting.
Goods brought into the country for use by registered churches and missionaries are exempt from customs duties and registered churches are not taxed.
Foreign missionaries can enter on regular tourist visas.
"God is our refuge and strength. A very present help in time of trouble."