MESQUITE -- The 6.1 aftershock in Haiti came as a rude awakening for a member of a Texas Baptist Men team stationed in the country.
James Cundiff is in Port-au-Prince to make arrangements for another much needed round of supplies from North Texas.
He was to get up at 6:30 a.m. At 6 a.m. he was awakened and [the aftershock] shook him enough that it brought him awake. He realized it was an aftershock but there didn't appear to be any damage where he was. He was not in danger. He wasn't fearful but he just realized that whatever structures are still standing, they got a good shaking again this morning, said Gary Smith from the Texas Baptist Men.
The Texas Baptist Men are experts in disaster relief but they are worried about some of their other volunteers stationed in Haiti.
Seven members, who are part of an assessment team, were due in Port-au-Prince today but there has been no word from them. The organization fears their vehicle may have been commandeered.
Volunteers at the Texas Baptist Men headquarters in Mesquite are preparing 5,000 more water filter systems to be sent to Haiti. Each system provides a family with enough clean water to last a month.
Some families are only getting half a cup of water a day, and dirty water at that.