“The international Red Cross said a third of Haiti’s 9 million people may need emergency aid and that it would take a day or two for a clear picture of the damage to emerge” (read the full story here).
I just got off the phone with David Heath and Ben Adkins. They’re organizing relief efforts to Haiti through the White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, LA.
David and Ben are leaving Friday for Haiti to do an initial assessment and are planning to immediately begin purchasing gas and food (needed right away) to distribute among the people.
The number of those hurting in Haiti right now is staggering – the need is extremely great, and huge amounts of resources will have to be moved to meet that need.
David and Ben tell me the main thing they could use from people right now is funding. The White’s Ferry Road Church has a history of organizing great relief work when disasters such as this one occur, and they have ins with those providing the resources they need to purchase. The simplest way you can help right now is to send a donation their way. Rest assured it will help a lot of people in Haiti.
There are three ways you can contribute:
1) Online through PayPal
If you have a PayPal account go to http://www.wfrchurch.org/relief/Contributions/contributions.htm and click the “Donate” button next to Haiti.
If you don’t already have a PayPal account but would prefer to donate online, opening one is simple. Go here to start the process.
2) Wire money directly
Some of you may be more comfortable wiring money directly – especially if you are contributing a large amount. If you prefer this option, call the White’s Ferry Road church office at 318-396-6000 and ask for Sandra.
3) Mail a check
Mail a check for Haiti Relief to:
WFR Disaster Relief
3201 North 7th St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
Please, send a contribution yourself, and if you’re a part of a church or ministry encourage them to take up a special collection for this. Some are estimating as many as 500,000 may already be dead in Haiti, and hundreds of thousands more are suffering. You can help, and I encourage you to.
To read more about this disaster:
- Thousands feared dead in Haiti quake; many trapped
- France fears everyone inside U.N. HQ in Haiti dead
- Hundreds feared dead in Haiti earthquake
- Big Haiti quake topples buildings, casualties seen