In 2004 and 2008, Haiti was devastated by hurricanes. Flash floods from the rainfall on the surrounding mountains sent 16 foot walls of water through the city of Gonaives and its only hospital, leaving behind a one foot layer of mud and sewage...destroying everything in it both times. After Hurricane Jeanne flooded the city in 2004, we asked St. Mary-Corwin Health Foundation in Pueblo for its help to re-equip the hospital and re-open it's operating rooms. The result was a three-year grant from Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) in support of this, sending a medical team each year to re-open and maintain the operating rooms and treat patients, and to build a new clinic at the Episcopal Church and School. Five other foundations have provided grant support as well.