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Request / appeal of help about Haiti

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Request / appeal of help about Haiti

Post by Pedro Silva on Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:36 am

We are asking for you to take a moment and help out the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Many of us are vert fortunate to have a roof over our heads, good jobs and family around us our hour of need.

While this isnnīt a part of our mission, we are asking you to say a prayer and make a monetary donation to the relief effort in Haiti. Every bit helps.

Below are links to ways you can help.

Thank you for everything you all do for Madeleine, her family and others less fortunate.

HTFM admin.

- The British Red Cross (please visit the homepage about how you can helpi) has launched an appeal in the UK and has released Ģ200,000 ($325,000) from its disaster fund to ensure money is immediately available.

- The American Red Cross (please visit the homepage about how you can help) is pledging an initial $200,000 to assist communities impacted by this earthquake. They expect to provide immediate needs for food, water, temporary shelter, medical services and emotional support. They are acepting donations through their International Response Fund.

- UNICEF (please vist the homepage about how you can help) has issued a statement, that "Children are always the most vulnerable population in any disaster, and UNICEF is there for them". UNICEF requests donations for relief for children in Haiti via their Haiti Earthquake Fund. You can also call 1-800-4UNICEF.

- Donate through Wyclef Jeanīs foundation, Yele Haiti (please visit the homepage). Text "Yele" to 501501 and $5 will be charged to your phone bill and given ro relief projects through the organization.

- Operation USA is appealing for donations of funds from the public and corporate donations in bulk of health care materials, water purification supplies and food supplements which it will ship to the region from its base in the Port of Los Angeles. Donate online at www.opusa.org by phone at 1-800-678-7255 or, by check made out to Operation USA, 3617 Hayden Ave, Suite A, Culver City, CA 90232.

- Save the Children (plesasde visit the homepage) has launched an emergency relief effort in Haiti. Donate to their fund to provide medical attention and clean water to children and families.

- International Medical Corps (please visit the homepage) is assembling a team of first responsers and resources to provide lifesaving medical care and other emergency services to survivors of the earthquake. The IMC previously helped recovery efforts after September 2009īs earthquake is Sumatra, Indonesia, and the massive 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. Donate to the IMC through their 24-hour hotline at 800-481-4462.

- Ben Stillerīs Stillerstrong (please visit the homepage) campaign wil be temporarily diverting all donations to support the Haiti relief effort.

- Partners in Health (please see the homepage) reports its Port-au-Prince clinical director, Louise Ivers, has appealed for assistance. "Port-au-Prince is devastated, lot of deaths. SOS. SOS... Temporarily field hospital by us at UNDP needs supplies, pain meds, bandages. PLEASE HELP US". Donate to the Haiti earthquake fund.

- As a UN Special Envoy to Haiti, Bill Clinton appeared on CNN on Wednesday to ask for further assistance in bringing relief to populations on the ground. You can donate through the Clinton Foundation (please visit the homepage) or text HAITI to 20222 to donate $10.

- Mercy Cops (please see homepage) is sending a team of emergency responders to assess damage, and seek to fulfill immediate needs of quake survivours. The agency aided families after earthquakes in Peru in 2007, China and Pakistan in 2008, and Indonesia last year. Donate online, call 1-888-256-1900 or send checks to Mercy Cops Haiti Earthquake Fund; Dept NR; PO Box 2669; Portland, OR 97208.

- Doctors Without Borders (please see homepage) is on the ground and has set up clinics to treat injured in Haiti. Donate any amount so they can keep their efforts going.

- Direct Relief (please see homepage) is commititing up to $1 million in aid for the response and is coordinating with its other in-country partners and colleague organizations. Their partners in Haiti include Partners in Health, St Damien Childrenīs Hospital, and the Visitation Hospital, which are particularly active in emergency response. Donate to Direct Relief online,

- Oxfam (please see homepage) is rushing in teams from around the region to respond to the situation to provide clean water, shelter, sanitation and help people recover. Donate to Oxfam America online.

- The UN World Food Programme (please see homepage) is gathering all available resources to deliver food to the recently homeless and impoverished in Haiti. Donate now to help bring food to those affected as quickly and efficiently as possible.

- The Baptist Haiti Mission (please see homepage) is operanting an 82-bed hospital that is "overflowing with injured". Donat online to BHM and 100% of your donation will go to the relief effort.

- International Medical Corps (please visit homepage) is assembling a team of first responders and resources to provide lifesaving medical care and other emergency services to survivors of the earthquake. Donate online.

- Following the eartthquake, Catholic Relief Services (please see homepage) made an immediate commitment of $5 million for emergency supplies. They are distributing food and relief supplies, and importing plastic sheeting, mosquito nets and water purification tablets from the Dominican Republic. Donat to CRS to assist in these efforts.

- Give to ther American Jewish World Servicesīs (please see homepage) Earthquake Relief Fund.

- CARE (please see the homepage) is deploying emergency team members to Port-au-Prince today to assist in recovery efforts. Theyīre focusing their efforts on rescuing children who may still be trapped in schools that collapsed. Donate to CARE.

(tomorrow, I will post more information about Haiti).

Pedro Silva
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Re: Request / appeal of help about Haiti

Post by Pedro Silva on Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:36 pm

- Orphans International America (please visit homepage) reports that they have been able to make contact with their program director in the town of Jacmel, a city about 20 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince that houses OIīs hospitals and and schools. OIA is attempting to gather food, clean water and emergency medical supplies to Jacmel. You can contribute to them through PayPal.

- The International Rescue Committee (please see homepage) is deploying an emergency response team to Haiti to deliver urgent assistance to earthquake survivors and to help overwhelmed local aid groups struggling to meet the immense emergency needs. They wil focus on critical medical, water and sanitation assistance. Donate to the IRC Haiti Crisis Fund.

- NetHope (please visit homepage) is coordinating its response with its NGO member agencies and with the UNīs Emergency Telecom Cluster to establish connectivity in Haiti. 17 of NetHopeīs members are already providing aid and deplying resources on the ground. Donate online.

- The Haitian Health Foundation (please see homepage) is still assessing the situation of their full-time facilities and staff in Haiti. They regularly provide health care, development and relief to rural mountain villages in Haiti. Donate to the Haitian Health Foundation.

- World Vision (please see homepage) has more 370 staff in the country. Staff members from less-affected regions of Haiti are mobilizing, and World Visionīs global experts are expected to arrive in the disaster zone ASAP. Donate to World Vision.

- The Jewish Federations of North America (please see homepage) is partnering with the American Jewish Joint Distribution committee and have created a dedicated Haiti relief page for online donations.

- United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) (please visit homepage) is the UNīs humanitarian fund responding to emergengies like the earthquake in Haiti. Donate online.

- Friends of the Orphans (please see homepage) will use donations to meet the needs of first responders such as first aid supplies, shipping of necesary materials to assist in efforts, and treating the injured. Those interested in helping the relief effort can visit: www.friendsoftheorphans.org or call 888-201-8880 to make a donation.

- World Concernīs staff (please visit homepage) is almost entirely composed of Haitian nationals and will be tapping into private as well as US government supplies to help in the relief effort it hopes will soon be supplemented by cargo ships. Donate to World Concern.

- Merlin USA (please see homepage) is sending an emergency response team out to the region and have subsequently launched an emergency appeal to bring urgent medical aid and assistance to those affected. Donate to Merlin USA.

- The Salvation Army (please see homepage) has staff on the ground and already the organization has set aside $50,000 in direct aid to the country but the organization is in need of additional donations. Donations can be made online by caling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

- The American Refugee Committee (please see homepage) is sending a response team to provide water, sanitation, and shelter for earthquake survivors. Donate online or read about volunteer opportunities.

- AmeriCares (please see homepage) has pledged $5 million in aid in the wake of the catastrophe and is sending shipment with $3 million worth of medicines and supplies for earthquake survivors. Donate online or call 1-800-486-HELP.

- Handicap International (please see homepage) will provide care to those injured by the earthquake and its aftershocks, including support to hospitals for essential post-surgery and rehabilitation care, as well as emergency shelter, emergency basic needs and food distribution for at least 5,000 people initially. Donate online.

- Episcopal Relief & Development (please see homepage) has committed to providing Haiti both long and short-term support in the wake of the disaster. Donate to the Haiti Fund or call 1-800-334-7626, ext. 5129. Gifts can be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.

All the homepages or websites can be visited at google, just write the name of the organization. Thank you.

Pedro Silva
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