5) Haiti Relief, what we can do
across the world must continue mobilizing their time, talent and money to help
the people of Haiti. However, in the coming days be careful that you are not scammed
into donating by unscrupulous organizations; donate to well-established ones who have the
resources to make a difference, such as the ones I've listed below:
Red Cross: The American Red Cross has pledged an initial $200,000 to
assist communities impacted by the earthquake in Haiti. You can also send $10
by texting the word "Haiti" to # 90999.
Bush Haiti Fund: 95.9% of your donations go towards the actual programs. You
can also send $10 by texting the word, "Haiti" to # 20222.
for Humanity: Habitat
for Humanity International is addressing shelter solutions for low-income
families affected by the earthquake. Habitatís ability to respond
effectively to this disaster will require support from donors, volunteers,
corporate partners and other community organizations.
Flights International: maintains regular passenger service each week to and from the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Mission personnel such as families, medical teams, and work teams are transported at a substantial savings of time and airfare costs.
The Lord has led us to "stand in the gap" in meeting the air support needs of Biblical missions in the island fields of the West Indies.
Salvation Army: following
the severe earthquake that struck last Tuesday. The Salvation Army has already
dedicated $50,000 in direct aid to the country, and it is in need of
Purse is responding to the earthquake that devastated Haiti by providing
critically needed assistance, including water, temporary shelter, blankets,
hygiene kits, medical aid, and other essentials.
live in a community with a large Haitian population. We have a
close family friend who's extended family lived in Haiti. She received word that all of them were killed--including her 70 year old grandmother
who had gone for a short visit and was found dead in the street. She and
thousands of others need our prayers. Their grief is unbearable. Only God can
give them peace in the midst of this unimaginable devastation.
Sarah Keith <><