Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wondering How to Help?

If you have been following the coverage on the devastating earthquake in Haiti, you may be wondering how you can help. Sometimes when something so devastating happens, I feel overwhelmed by the enormity of it and wonder what my little part can do. It seems so big, that I don't even know how to pray. It has helped me to zero in on specific people who are either right there in the middle of Haiti or have close ties to the country. Checking in with their blogs has helped me know how to pray specifically and what the true needs are. I wanted to share these with you, too. I also listed some relief organizations that are already on the ground working and need our help!

Haiti Rescue Center
This center takes in and cares for malnourished or sick children and adults that come to their center. They are currently working around the clock to help all those around them and to provide clean water and food. Thankfully, their building stayed intacted and no one was hurt in the center. They are asking for donations via Paypal on their website.

The Livesays
These are missionaries that I think actually live in Port au Prince or very close by. They are giving updates of needs through their blog and giving names of people who are currently missing whom you can pray for.

Cross International
This organizational is awesome--a very small percentage of donations go to administration costs and funds go directly to problem areas. They are already on the ground and working to provide what's most needed.

Worldvision and Compassion
These two reputable relief organizations are already on the ground in Haiti and assisting.

This family is in the process of adopting in Haiti (they recently brought home one child from there) and are selling t-shirts and all funds go directly to the Haiti Rescue Center.

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