Minister dies from earthquake injuries

Posted January 17, 2010 4:25 p.m. EST

— 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.

Rabb, 61, of Texas, is the second executive from the the United Methodist Committee on Relief to die from injuries sustained in Tuesday's quake.

Rabb, Rev. Sam Dixon and Rev. James Gulley were at the Montana Hotel in Port-au-Prince when the 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the city. The men were trapped for more than 50 hours.

Dixon died in Haiti on Saturday. Gulley survived the quake.

Rabb was the head of the office of Mission Volunteers of the General Board of Global Ministries.

The State Department Operations Center has set up the following number for Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747. Also, the for people to locate friends and relatives in Haiti.