Friday, January 15, 2010

MORE HELP FOR HAITI


Because my thoughts are constantly with the country and people of Haiti and their family & loved ones in the U.S., I am honestly finding it difficult to focus on producing blog posts relevant to ChocolateOrchid . My heart aches just thinking, seeing, hearing or reading about it. My only comfort comes when I do whatever I can in my power (in my mind) to help them in some way.

And with that being said, I am choosing to list some more resources you can work with to help bring relief, rescue and some sort of comfort to Haiti.

RED CROSS NEEDS CREOLE SPEAKING VOLUNTEERS FOR A 24 HOUR PHONE BANK ! CALL B.WILFORD@ 305-776-6900..MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS NEEDED. AIRLINES ARE WORKING WITH CONSULATE.CALL 212-697-9767 TO VOLUNTEER

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS has already treated more than 1,000 people on the ground in Haiti following Tuesday's earthquake, but the needs are huge. An inflatable hospital with operating theatres is expected to arrive in the next 24 hours.

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE has launched an international appeal for funds for Haiti that will support immediate emergency operations. CARE plans to start food distribution using stocks of high-protein biscuits from its warehouses in Haiti. CARE is coordinating with other U.N. agencies and aid organizations to assess damage and on-the-ground needs.

NETHOPE Internet connectivity is one of the single most pressing problems for our member agencies delivering relief to the millions affected in Haiti. Without connectivity, member agencies cannot coordinate delivery of food, water, healthcare, and information.

NetHope is en route to providing Internet connectivity via VSAT / Wimax link. This connection will be hosted by WorldVision, and shared by all our members.

The operation will cost $25,000, and we need your help to raise these funds.


MercyCorps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

Habitat for Humanity Int'l is addressing shelter solutions for low-income families affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010.

Or simply text 'HAITI' to '90999' and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill.


Praying for Haiti

2 comments:

  1. Thank you soooo much for this! I still have family missing and the whole community will need money to rebuild so donations are great right now.

    My best, Lynn

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  2. Lynn,
    I'm praying for your family. And my heart, thoughts and prayers go out for healing, comfort, and restoration for the entire Haitian nation.

    CO

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