Posted by: pastordarren | January 14, 2010

Ways to Help Relief Effort in Haiti

The following is from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and talks about ways we can help  the relief efforts:

There is actually quite a bit people can do during this time when many feel helpless.  Namely, 3 things:

 1-Continue to donate – this truly is the BEST and most effective way to help right now – www.weekofcompassion.org – 100% goes to Haiti relief efforts – remind folks that WoC is part of the largest global alliance of Christian humanitarian agencies in the world, ACT Alliance (thus, our capacity on the ground is vast and has stood the test of time) as well as CWS.

 2-Assemble and send emergency kits — there is an URGENT need for more CWS hygiene and baby kits — our ecumenical warehouse in New Windsor, MD has been emptied already — please go to http://www.churchworldservice.org/site/PageServer?pagename=how_vol_kits for a list of items needed for the kits – I know how often people want to do something “hands on” in a time like this – this is a GREAT and truly helpful way to do so.

3-Pray, pray, pray for all those affected by this disaster in Haiti and for those trying to help them.

As of now, I would also ask for specific prayers for several members of the ecumenical humanitarian community who are still missing; I work with all of these folks on several of the boards I serve.  3 members of the IMA World Health staff are missing, including Rick Santos, the CEO of IMA, a dear friend and former colleague from CWS.  Sam Dixon, the exec dir of UMCOR, is also missing along with other UMCOR staff.  In addition, we are still searching for several ACT Alliance staff.

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  1. […] are many great organizations that do help in appropriate ways.  Check out a previous post at: http://hamptonpastor.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/ways-to-help-relief-effort-in-haiti/ for ways in which our church is helping through Week of Compassion and don’t forget to […]


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