1.15.2010

Helping Haiti


If you’ve watched any news over the last few days, you’re aware of the utter devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti, and probably, if you’ve watched any of those news reports, you are anxious to help in some way.

Unless you’re a doctor or a nurse, flying down there isn’t helpful (at least, not at this point), and buying “stuff” (food, water, clothing, medical supplies) to send isn’t helpful either, as there is no way to get it there.

Right now, the two best things you can do are to pray for the victims of the earthquake and to send money:
  • The American Red Cross has made it easy for you: you can donate $10 to Haiti relief by texting “HAITI” to “90999.”
  • If you’d like to donate more than that or aren’t a fan of texting, you can donate directly to the Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti here by clicking on the button for the International Response Fund.
  • Finally, if you are reading this and happen to go to church with me, we’re working set up a collection which will go directly to a mission contact that we have. More should be announced about this later.
Whatever you do, help in some way. God gives us what we have so we can bless others.

3 comments:

Lori T 1/15/10, 2:24 PM  

The Christian organization we use for child sponsorship sent me an email about donating money to be used for food and water initially; here's the link, if you're interested: http://christianrelieffund.org/web/index.php?page=christmas-smiles

ecarson 1/20/10, 9:49 PM  

Amen!

Luke 1/21/10, 9:39 AM  

Lori,

That's pretty cool; thanks for the link.

Fortunately, we were able to get contact with a missionary supported by a local congregation who can receive money directly and then use it to buy needed supplies where he is.

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