Saturday, January 16, 2010

We Need to Do Something!!!!

  Im sure that all of you have heard the terrible news of what has happened in Haiti and its people. I wanted to share some information with you on how you can get involved with the help. I know that a lot of you want to help but your not sure how or not sure what group you can give to that wont use most of your donated funds to pay salaries of the people that work for them. So I have included some information here to point you in the right direction. I have worked with this group in the past and know that they truly do what they say and that the funds and contributions go to the people in need. They were also one of biggest help to our area following Katrina. Here is something that I took from the Convoy of Hope's cause page on Facebook.

In the wake of Haiti’s 7.0 earthquake, Convoy of Hope relief teams are on the ground in Port-au-Prince distributing food, water, medicine and more. Water purification units are also being implemented.
You can help by inviting 60 more friends to the cause.
When the earthquake hit, Convoy’s country director was in Port-au-Prince. And because Convoy’s warehouse was fully stocked, the team was able to begin responding immediately with 50,000 meals. 
One load of relief supplies is being airlifted shortly and another truckload of food and medicine just arrived from the Dominican Republic. Additional loads are being readied for immediate shipment and distribution at several points of distribution in Port-au-Prince. 
 
More supplies are critically needed. View a video update here from Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope
Security personnel have been retained to protect the relief workers. Volunteer teams are being asked to register at goteams@convoyofhope.org. However, until Convoy of Hope can ensure their safety, volunteers will not be deployed.
“The best way to assist the people of Haiti right now,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope, is by making a cash gift. “This is a major disaster that requires a major response. We’re encouraging people to join with their family and friends and make a sacrificial gift so more people can receive help. Our pledge is to stretch every dollar to minister to as many suffering people as possible.”



So if your looking for a way to help the people in Haiti this is a great group to contribute to!! They helped us some much down here in South LA after Katrina! Go join the cause and donate. You can donate knowing that your funds will go to help the people that really need it. Love Convoy of Hope and their mission! GO JOIN!!! Especially all of you that got help after Katrina...its time to give back!

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