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3 years 4 months ago

One day without shoes

Employees of Compassion International reported to work today either without their shoes to raise awareness about the health implications of the billions of children who live in poverty, that can't afford shoes. You can join the movement and take off your shoes to raise awareness. To learn more about...

3 years 7 months ago

Compassion Int'l still helping Haiti recover

In the year since an earthquake devastated Haiti, survivors have dealt with political unrest, flooding and a cholera outbreak. Through it all, Colorado Springs-based Compassion International has worked to ease the misery for residents of the desperately-poor island. "Part of our activities in the last year have been...

3 years 10 months ago

Notes from Peru: One room homes

Imagine a family of six living in a one-room home. It's a reality for many poor families living in Lima, Peru. NewsFirst5 anchor Adam Atchison is in Lima with a team from Compassion International. Among their newest efforts--doubling the size of a home from one room to two. ...

4 years 1 month ago

Haiti, 6 months later

Six months after a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti, there's still a lot of work to be done. "People think the worst is over in Haiti, but it's really not." explains Katherine Redmond of Colorado Springs bases Compassion International. The already poor country is struggling to get back on its feet...

4 years 5 months ago

Generous Coloradans continue to pour into Haiti

The generous people of Southern Colorado continue to support the people of Haiti. On Saturday, close to 100 people met at Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs for a Haiti benefit, including music, entertainment, and speeches about the poverty-stricken country. Waddell and Reed Financial Advisors and Compassion International teamed up...

4 years 6 months ago

It's confirmed: Haiti body was David Hames

The State Department has confirmed that remains discovered in the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince, Haiti are those of a Colorado Springs man. David Hames was a videographer working for Compassion International when a massive, 7.0 earthquake reduced the hotel to rubble. Hames is survived by his widow Renee and...

4 years 6 months ago

Body of Compassion worker recovered in Haiti

Relatives report that crews in Haiti believe they've recovered the body of Compassion International worker David Hames of Colorado Springs. Hames was buried in the wreckage of the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince during last month's devastating earthquake. The remains will be flown to Dover for forensic examination.

4 years 6 months ago

Haiti from eyes of local relief workers

Each day gets a little better, but the scope of the devastation in Haiti remains too massive to describe. That's the word from a local doctor and a missionary who have joined the ongoing relief efforts there. Dr. Tiffany Willard and a team of surgeons from Memorial Hospital are...

4 years 7 months ago

Colorado Springs man assessing Haitian rubble

Compassion International member Tim Glenn left Colorado Spring this week, and is walking through the streets of Haiti trying help earthquake victims. In an already impoverished country, the people must start over from scratch. "It's just absolute devastation. You can't walk anywhere in Port Au Prince without passing buildings that...

4 years 7 months ago

Search for David Hames continues

Even though the Haitian government has ended search and rescue efforts for earthquake victims, the search for survivors at the Hotel Montana continues. Colorado Springs resident and Compassion International worker David Hames is one of those still missing from the hotel. According to a Hames family spokesperson, search and rescue...

4 years 7 months ago

Woolley returns back home

Dan Woolley arrived at DIA late Tuesday night. There were friends, family and co-workers from Compassion International waiting there to greet him at the airport. Woolley is the Colorado Springs man who was rescued from the rubble after three days of waiting for help in an elevator shaft that collapsed...

4 years 7 months ago

Compassion worker remains missing in Haiti

Compassion International says rescue workers are continuing to look for one of its employees missing in the rubble of a Port-au-Prince hotel since a powerful earthquake struck there last week. The Colorado Springs-based agency says that workers are trying to find Dave Hames of Colorado Springs using information provided...

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