I want to say something others haven't yet, but I'm not sure I can, being that I am not there. I have heard little from my connections there since the phones are down. All I can do at the moment is work to find a way to get down there and help, and hope that happens soon enough to really make a difference.
It saddens me that after a period of stability and rebuilding so much has been destroyed. It saddens me that everything seems to be against them - not just politically but naturally as well. All I can do is hope that the death toll isn't too high, that rebuilding is swift and that I find a way to go there and help.
If you would like to help me get down there, you can either buy a print at sandermartijn.etsy.com or donate directly via paypal to email@example.com. More importantly than financials I am looking for a way to fly down there which will require connections with a news organization that I can photograph for or an Aid organization or Government organization I can work with. I am willing to do anything and speak some Creole and some French and am not only a photographer but a tech guy, so there are many options. If you have any information that can help, please let me know as soon as possible.
All that said, the local news channel did a piece on me tonight. You can watch it here: