J. Gordon Duncan

Culture, Business, Fitness, Etc.

Haiti Database For Relief

The news out of Haiti of a 7.0 earthquake is nothing less than soul-crushing.  In a country where widespread poverty and corruption reign, any natural disaster would seem to cripple an already over burdened recovery effort from recent hurricanes.  But an earthquake larger than any seen in the last 100 years might very well send the country to new depths of need and chaos.

Haiti is already one of the poorest countries in the Northern Hemisphere, and now who knows what will fill the void left in the wake of disaster?  Friends within the PCA as well as my father in law have told me stories of their visits and work there, and each has communicated the massive amount of physical and spiritual need.

One thing that is not needed is grandstanding or pontificating by either politicians or critics of said politicians.  I’m sure the folks down there don’t care about the political views of the people sending need.  They just need help.

The simple solution is to pray, give, and serve.  We need to dedicate ourselves to praying continually for this ravaged country.  I would welcome any feedback about credible agencies doing good work in Haiti so folks who want to give or serve can do so.

For those interesting in helping immediately, 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.  More info about this effort can be found here.

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January 13, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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