Jan 13 - 15: South Florida reacts to Haiti earthquake

  • Volunteer Christian Charles, of Delray Beach Beach, sorts through donated items that will be sent to help earthquake victims in Haiti at the Toussaint L'Ouverture High School in Boynton Beach, Friday. CARLINE JEAN/FREELANCER / STF

  • Volunteer Henry Pieris, sorts through donated items that wil be sent to help earthquake victims in Haiti, at Toussaint L'Ouverture High School in Boynton Beach, Friday. CARLINE JEAN/FREELANCER / STF

  • Tamarac residents Marie Laguerre and Mimi Douze hold a photo of their mother, Jeannie Douze, 65, Friday. Their mother died during the earthquake in Haiti. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. John Christopher Thomas lays in a hospital bed after surviving the earthquake in Haiti at Jackson Memorial Hospital, in Miami, Friday. CHARLES TRAINOR JR/ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Florida international University student Patrick Desamours, 24, hangs up a sign asking people to donate items in Miami, Friday. CHRIS CUTRO / FREELANCER

  • Christian Williams, 18, from Kendall, loads cans of donated food into a box to be taken to the holding room during the Greeks for Haiti drive to gather supplies of all kinds to send to Haiti at Florida international University in Miami, Friday. CHRIS CUTRO/FREELANCER

  • Bebe Lauredan, 18, takes in a donation of clothes and bedding from Gudny Rossen from Kendall during the Greeks for Haiti drive to gather supplies of all kinds to send to Haiti at Florida international University, in Miami, Friday. CHRIS CUTRO/FREELANCER

  • Bebe Lauredan, 18, refolds some of the donated clothing during the Greeks for Haiti drive to gather supplies of all kinds to send to Haiti at Florida international University in Miami, Friday. CHRIS CUTRO/FREELANCER

  • Florida international University students collect supplies to be sent from Miami to Haiti, Friday. CHRIS CUTRO/FREELANCER

  • In anguish in Miami's Little Haiti, Yves Guerrier holds photos of his son John Ky Guerrier, 16, left, and daughter Yvlystar Guerrier, 18, who are missing in Haiti. As of Friday, he has not been able to find them. JOHN VANBEEKUM / PHOTOGRAPHER

  • From left, North Miami High School students Olvie Saint Fleur, Yvena Lazarre, Francesca Louis, Ivelise Lazarre, and Ephrata Amazom participate in a Catholic mass to pray for the people of Haiti at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School Thursday. CHARLOTTE SOUTHERN/FREELANCER

  • Dr. Mark Mckenney, a trauma surgeon, talks to the media at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami Thursday about the patients he is treating that have arrived from Haiti. So far, there have been 11 and more are expected but he added he did not know how many more. J. PAT CARTER/AP / AP

  • Christa Brelsford, an Arizona State graduate student from Alaska, and her boy friend, Ethan Coon, talk to the media Thursday at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Brelsford was trapped for an hour and half in the rubble of a house in Port-au-Prince, Haiti following Tuesday's earthquake. Her foot was amputated after she arrived in Miami. J. PAT CARTER/AP / AP

  • Haitians in Miami hold up photos of relatives during a service at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School in Little Haiti, Thursday. CHARLOTTE SOUTHERN/FREELANCER

  • Christa Brelsford, an Arizona State graduate student from Alaska, talks to the media Thursday at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Brelsford was trapped for an hour and half in the rubble of a house in Port-au-Prince, Haiti following Tuesday's earthquake. Her foot was amputated after she arrived in Miami. J. PAT CARTER/AP

  • Christa Brelsford, an Arizona State graduate student from Alaska, and her boy friend, Ethan Coon, talk to the media Thursday at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Brelsford was trapped for an hour and half in the rubble of a house in Port-au-Prince, Haiti following Tuesday's earthquake. Her foot was amputated after she arrived in Miami. J. PAT CARTER/AP

  • Christa Brelsford, an Arizona State graduate student from Alaska, talks to the media Thursday at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Brelsford was trapped for an hour and half in the rubble of a house in Port-au-Prince, Haiti following Tuesday's earthquake. Her foot was amputated after she arrived in Miami. J. PAT CARTER/AP

  • Injured people are unloaded off a jet airplane after being air-lifted out of Haiti Wednesday. The flight from Haiti arrived at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and several people were loaded into waiting ambulances. JOSHUA PREZANT / PHOTOGRAPHER

  • Injured people are unloaded off a jet airplane after being air-lifted out of Haiti Wednesday. The flight from Haiti arrived at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and several people were loaded into waiting ambulances. JOSHUA PREZANT / PHOTOGRAPHER

  • Injured people are unloaded off a jet airplane after being air-lifted out of Haiti Wednesday. The flight from Haiti arrived at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and several people were loaded into waiting ambulances. JOSHUA PREZANT / PHOTOGRAPHER

  • Injured people are unloaded off a jet airplane after being air-lifted out of Haiti Wednesday. The flight from Haiti arrived at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and several people were loaded into waiting ambulances. JOSHUA PREZANT / PHOTOGRAPHER

  • Injured people are unloaded off a jet airplane after being air-lifted out of Haiti Wednesday. The flight from Haiti arrived at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and several people were loaded into waiting ambulances. JOSHUA PREZANT / PHOTOGRAPHER

  • A Military C130 aircraft is loaded by forklift with communications equipment being sent to Haiti to aide in the relief efforts surrounding the earthquake. The plane is being loaded at Homestead Air Force Reserve Base in Homestead Florida. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A Military C130 aircraft is loaded by forklift with communications equipment being sent to Haiti to aide in the relief efforts surrounding the earthquake. The plane is being loaded at Homestead Air Force Reserve Base in Homestead Florida. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A Military C130 aircraft is loaded by forklift with communications equipment being sent to Haiti to aide in the relief efforts surrounding the earthquake. The plane is being loaded at Homestead Air Force Reserve Base in Homestead Florida. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sister Teresa Urioste prays during a mass at the Cathedral of St. Mary's Wednesday, in Miami's Little Haita area. The mass was for Haiti after the country was struck with an earthquake. J. PAT CARTER/AP

  • January 13th, 2009, Sister Teresa Wrioste, prays for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti at Miami Cathedral of St. Mary's where children attended a special mass. An earthquake struck Haiti in the late afternoon, January 12th, 2009, with wide spread destruction. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • January 13th, 2009, Hasahi Lamisere 12, prays for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti at Miami Cathedral of St. Mary's where children attended a special mass. An earthquake struck Haiti in the late afternoon, January 12th, 2009, with wide spread destruction. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Immacula Lafluier talks to her sister in Germany, as both are unable to communicate with relatives in Haiti, in the "Little Haiti" section of Miami, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. On Tuesday, an earthquake shook Haiti, the largest ever recorded in the area collapsing a hospital. Other buildings also were and scientists said they expected "substantial damages and casualties". ALAN DIAZ / STF

  • January 13th, 2009, Juselie Deus 8, prays for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti at Miami Cathedral of St. Mary's where children attended a special mass. An earthquake struck Haiti in the late afternoon, January 12th, 2009, with wide spread destruction. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Mitchell Monroe prays for the victims of the Haiti's earthquake during a mass at the Cathedral of St. Mary's Wednesday, in Miami's Haitian community. J. PAT CARTER/AP

  • Mitchell Monroe prays for the victims of the Haiti's earthquake during a mass at the Cathedral of St. Mary's Wednesday Jan. 13, 2010, in Miami, Florida's Haitian community. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter) J Pat Carter / AP

  • Edeline B. Clermont weeps in the "Little Haiti" area of Miami on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 as she talks to her sister in Boston after both were unable to contact relatives in Haiti after hearing news about the earth the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the island. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) ALAN DIAZ / STF

  • Bookstore owner Jan Mapoun checks the news on his computer in the "Little Haiti" area of Miami on Monday, Jan. 12, 2010 about the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) ALAN DIAZ / STF

  • Marleine Bastien, right, unsuccessfully tries to reach her relatives in Haiti from the "Little Haiti" area of Miami on Monday, Jan. 12, 2010 after hearing news about the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that truck the island. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) ALAN DIAZ / STF

  • Danglass Gregoire awaits for the arrival of his brother at the Miami International Airport in Miami, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, Gregoire's brother was at the Port-au Prince airport in Haiti when the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the island. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) ALAN DIAZ / STF

  • After her arrival at the Miami International Airport in Miami on Monday, Jan. 12, 2010, Marie Delisca shows reporters where she hurt her leg while she was in line at the airport in Port-au-Prince waiting to board the plane to Miami when the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the island. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) ALAN DIAZ / STF

  • Claude Janvier, 40, of Norwood, Mass., shows reporters where he hurt his hand at his arrival in at the Miami International Airport in Miami, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, while he was in line at the airport in Port-au-Prince waiting to board the plane to Miami when the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the island. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) ALAN DIAZ / STF

  • Enide Rosier talks to reporters at her arrival in at the Miami International Airport in Miami, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. Rosier was in line with her husband at the airport in Port-au-Prince waiting to board the plane to Miami when the 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook the island. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) ALAN DIAZ / STF

  • Jocelyn Valcin walks with his son, Joseph Valcin, who just arrived from Haiti on an American Airlines flight that felt the shock of the earthquake that hit the island. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Survivor Kirim Apollon 7, lays in a hospital bed at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Friday, in Miami. CHARLES TRAINOR JR./ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Survivor Kirim Apollon 7, lays in a hospital bed at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Friday, in Miami. CHARLES TRAINOR JR/ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF