The leader of a mission group from Clayton says he has watched Haiti transform in the three years since a massive earthquake devastated the impoverished island nation.
At the Ryan Epps Home for Children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the arrival of an 82-year-old Clayton woman is met with excitement and hope.
The wife of a Roanoke Rapids man who was killed three years ago when a devastating earthquake struck Haiti has traveled to the island nation to honor her husband and help with the rebuilding.
The Tar Heel Traveler is in Haiti this week to mark the third anniversary of a massive earthquake that killed thousands of people. A mission group from North Carolina built an orphanage there in honor of Ryan Epps, a Clayton teen who died in a car crash in 2005.
Bill Nathan, director of the Saint Joseph's Home for Boys in Port-au-Prince, shared his story of triumph and need in his home country.
The North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State revoked the license of a Raleigh-based charity Tuesday based upon allegations that the founder misused donations.
Fifteen women from four Triangle churches marked the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti this week by spending time with children there, as the island nation continues to recover from disaster.
Two years after an earthquake in Haiti that left 1.5 million people homeless, 500,000 people are still living in tents and under tarts.
Eighteen months after a massive earthquake killed up to 250,000 people in Haiti, the American Red Cross continues to direct aid to the more than 1.5 million people left homeless.
Eighteen months ago, a massive earthquake rocked Haiti, and although the disaster has dropped off the radar for many, others continue to provide humanitarian aid and relief, including Family Health Ministries of Durham.
A young survivor of the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti has found a happy home with his adopted family in Moore County.
Eric Louis, a construction worker, was next to a gas station that exploded when the 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit on Jan. 12, 2010. A third of his body had second- and third-degree burns, particularly his head, hands, back and toes.
The magnitude 7.0 quake that killed more than 230,000 Haitians and wounded countless others launched a worldwide relief effort to help the battered Caribbean nation. Doctors in the Triangle were among thousands of those relief workers, and The Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill treated some of the burn victims.
Haiti's Resurrection Dance Theatre, which is composed of orphans and former child slaves, was in Raleigh on Sunday to raise money to rebuild the St. Joseph's Home for Boys.
North Carolina State University wrapped up students' first week back on campus with a Stop Hunger Now meal-packaging project to benefit Haiti relief.
A survivor of the January earthquake that devastated Haiti credited God and his wife for bringing him to the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Soldiers from the 65th Military Police Company will return to their North Carolina Army post after almost six months in earthquake-stricken Haiti.
Four-and-a-half months after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, the last survivor will soon be released from the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
A survivor of the earthquake in Haiti is recovering from third-degree burns at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Eric Louis was first treated by a Tennessee doctor who was in Haiti three days after the quake hit.
A Duke University graduate student has found what historians think is the only surviving printed copy of Haiti's Declaration of Independence.
Several local churches are joining forces to help the people of Haiti. They’re using song and dance to send the message that two months after the earthquake, Haiti is still very much in need.
Triangle residents have earmarked more than $2 million to the American Red Cross for Haiti relief, but donations for the regional chapter are down 35 percent from last year.
Residents of the Triangle gave more than $2 million to aid with recovery and reconstruction after a devastating earhquake rocked Haiti Jan. 12.
The North Carolina Baptist Men are helping victims in quake-devastated Haiti by creating "Buckets of Hope."
Duke University is offering a Creole course for those wanting to aid Haitians during earthquake recovery.
A Wake Forest man is on a mission to bring solar power, clean water and a sustainable garden to an orphanage in quake-devastated Haiti.
A seventh-grader at Four Oaks Middle School collected hundreds of stuffed animals for children in earthquake-stricken Haiti.
A man who survived a seven-story fall when a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti said Saturday that he is ready to return home.
The Red Cross/WRAL Relief Fund for Haiti has raised $223,849, officials said Friday.
Twenty-month-old Jefferson is still adjusting to his new home in Whispering Pines – a drastic contrast from the Haitian orphanage he lived before a magnitude- 7.0 earthquake struck there.
A team of medical professionals from Duke are back in the Triangle after traveling to Haiti to provide much-needed medical support to earthquake victims there.
Durham County Commissioners passed a resolution to demonstrate the board’s support for the victims of Haiti’s devastating earthquake.
A group of 33 wounded evacuees from Haiti arrived in Broward County, accompanied by former U.S. presidential candidate John Edwards.
Workers are carving out mass graves on a hillside north of Haiti's capital, using earth-movers to bury 10,000 earthquake victims in a single day while relief workers warn the death toll could increase.
The most powerful aftershock yet struck Haiti on Wednesday, shaking more rubble from damaged buildings and sending screaming people running into the streets eight days after the country's capital was devastated by an apocalyptic quake.
The Red Cross/WRAL Relief Fund for Haiti has raised $176,330, officials said Thursday.
U.S. troops landed on the lawn of Haiti's shattered presidential palace to the cheers of quake victims on Tuesday, and the U.N. said it would throw more police and soldiers into the sluggish global effort to aid the devastated country.
The latest casualty report, from the European Commission citing Haitian government figures, doubled previous estimates of the dead to approximately 200,000, with some 70,000 bodies recovered and trucked off to mass graves.
A month ago, Eric Louis, 48, was riding home from work in a taxi, passing a gas station near Port Au Prince, Haiti, when a 7.0-magnititude earthquake struck.
The Red Cross/WRAL Relief Fund for Haiti has raised $217,423, officials said Friday.
WRAL editor Phillipe Charles uses music to express himself after losing family in the Haiti earthquake.
A Duke team of medical professionals will travel to Haiti on Friday to provide medical support to the earthquake-devastated country.
Nearly 3,500 Fort Bragg soldiers are serving in Haiti, most from the 82nd Airborne Division. They may be spending Super Bowl Sunday away from home, but some volunteers are making sure they won’t go without comfort foods.
WRAL reporter Bryan Mims and photographer Tom Normanly talk LIVE at 1 p.m. about their experience covering the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
The Red Cross/WRAL Relief Fund for Haiti has raised $203,184, officials said Thursday.
About 40 soldiers from the Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg are leaving for Haiti on Wednesday to assist with relief efforts.
Evita Louis carried her severely burned husband, Eric, 10 miles to their home after he was severely burned in a 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Haiti on Jan. 12.
Four burn patients from Haiti flew to Raleigh-Durham International Airport Tuesday so they can receive treatment in North Carolina, according to state Division of Emergency Management officials.
Horne Memorial United Methodist Church in Clayton, which sponsors an orphanage in Haiti, is working to get a waiver to help 10 Haitian children stay in the U.S. while the nation rebuilds.
Beginning next week, the 82nd Airborne will begin providing manpower and security to about 15 food distribution sites around Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Maj. Gen. Dan Allyn said Tuesday.
A Raleigh-raised author is donating a portion of the proceeds from her latest novel to the relief effort in Haiti.
A Cary girl, inspired by images of destruction in Haiti after the recent earthquake, rallied her fellow students to donate more than $3,000 to the relief effort.
An Apex church, which has been helping the people of Haiti through its annual Haiti Goat Project, is refocusing its efforts to help rebuild after a massive earthquake.
Members of the North Carolina Baptist Men returned on Friday from a mission helping the people of Haiti, where a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck on Jan. 12 killing an estimated 200,000 people.
A crew from Pope Air Force Base delivered tens of thousands of pounds of supplies to Haiti on Thursday.
When Chris and Amie Fraley, of Whispering Pines, first saw a photo of 19-month-old Jefferson, they fell in love.
North Carolina State University students are trying to raise $50,000 for earthquake victims with the “Howl for Haiti” campaign.
Services are scheduled this week for Rev. Sam Dixon, a Roanoke Rapids minister who died Saturday while leading a humanitarian effort in Haiti.
Kitch Joyner and his friends raised more than $1,000 to donate to the Red Cross for Haiti.
Verena de Matteis' nightmare began one week ago. She and her husband, Jean, were standing in their house in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, when the earthquake struck.
A Morehead City pastor and his wife returned Monday evening to Raleigh-Durham International Airport after surviving last week’s massive earthquake in Haiti.
Troops, doctors and aid workers flowed into Haiti on Monday even while victims of the quake that killed an estimated 200,000 people still struggled to find a cup of water or a handful of food.
Three single-engine planes took off from the Johnston County Airport on Monday, hauling vital medical supplies to Haiti to treat victims of last week's massive earthquake.
Alex Alexis will work as a translator aboard a hospital ship in Port-au-Prince for the next month.
Thousands of Camp Lejeune Marines on Monday will join 1,000 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers, whose commanding general describes them as the "centerpiece" of the U.S. relief effort in Haiti.
Lois and Wayne Bockmann, of Raleigh, were in Haiti on a mission trip to help improve a medical clinic when an earthquake struck the region.
Many local Haitians gathered at the Solid Rock First Haitian Tabernacle of Grace in Raleigh on Sunday to pray for family and friends still unaccounted for.
The 82nd Airborne Division continued to distribute aid in Haiti Sunday, while the task force commander predicted that security could become a larger part of the United States military's mission in the country hit by a devastating 7-magnitude earthquake five days ago.
Rev. Clinton Rabb, head of the United Methodist office of mission volunteers, died on Sunday at a Florida hospital from injuries he sustained in last week’s earthquake in Haiti, said Bill Norton, communications director of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Sam Dixon died in Haiti Saturday. He and two colleagues were trapped in the rubble when a massive earthquake struck the country
Triangle women on separate mission trips to Haiti got a joyful homecoming at midnight Saturday, after four days spent delivering babies and emergency medical care in quake-stricken country.
Across the Triangle Saturday, groups big and small had one goal – to gather the goods and money needed to help save lives in Haiti.
The Roanoke Rapids minister leading a humanitarian effort in Haiti died there Saturday, a spokesman for the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church said.
A second wave of Fort Bragg paratroopers landed in Haiti Saturday morning as the U.S. military established a task force to oversee relief efforts in U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described as a "race against time" for earthquake survivors.
Triangle residents began safely making their way home Friday from Haiti, three days after a 7.0-magnitude rocked that nation’s capital.
More than 100 soldiers with 82nd Airborne were awaiting orders at Haiti's main airport Friday morning after a 3-hour flight from Pope Air Force Base turned into a 10-hour journey.
Family members said Mike Fralix, Will Duncan and Tim Curran were on business in Port au Prince when the quake hit. The men work with CHF International, an international development and humanitarian aid organization.
A two-hour fund drive for earthquake relief raised more than $60,000 Thursday at WRAL Studios.
Triangle residents continued to wait Thursday on word regarding their loved ones in Haiti, as one of the largest relief efforts in recent history is under way in the small Caribbean nation.
Soldiers told WRAL's Bryan Mims on Thursday that they were prepared to be in Haiti anywhere from two weeks to 45 days or even longer, if needed. Mims is traveling with the 82nd Airborne on a cargo plane to Haiti.
At Horne United Methodist Church in Clayton, thoughts and prayers are with a mission team that includes members of their church, who survived the earthquake.
At least 20 North Carolina residents from Raleigh, Durham and Roanoke Rapids were in Haiti Tuesday and experienced a 7.0-magnitude tremor – the strongest earthquake to hit the poor Caribbean nation in more than 200 years.