Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. It is about an 1/8 the size of Kansas, with a population of 8 million.
Many Kansans have donated to people there in the past. They are reaching out to them again.
Last month, thousands of people filled the El Dorado Civic Center to pack meals for Haitian school children. In all, Numana, Inc and the thousands of volunteers packed more than 285,000 pounds of food. But that food now has a new purpose -- it is now for everyone. By Friday, it will feed people who now have no food, no homes, and possibly no family.
"Things are desperate in Haiti," repeated Rick McNary, the president of Numana, Inc.
This summer, we introduced you to Kay Self. A Newton nurse collecting flip flops to put on the feet of Haitians. Many phone lines are down, and she cannot contact her friends. All she can do is watch for new images on the news.