Many of you have emailed, called & sent us texts all asking the same thing. How can I help? What can I do? As much as we all wish we could jump on a plane and go help, for most of us that is just not a reality. There are fabulous ministries that are set up there already, so let's do all we can to help and support them as they serve the people there that they live with day to day.
Here are people we suggest you support:
REAL HOPE FOR HAITI: These are fabulous people who run a rescue center and clinic, also our son lives here. Last I heard two trucks had pulled up full of injured people needing help. I have heard that their biggest need is money to buy food. Already food has doubled and this is going to cause a big problem all over Haiti. RHFH has a paypal button that you can donate to (click HERE & scroll to bottom of page), or you can mail a check to: RHFH – PO BOX 23 – Elwood, IN 46036. Please follow Licia & Lori's blogs to stay up to date.
COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL: We trust and love Compassion and feel that they will also use your money to the best of their ability if you chose to give to the disaster relief fund. We still have no idea whether our sponsored child, Wonsli, is okay. I think of him and his family and what they must be going through right now. I'm praying for the Compassion projects as they begin to help families rebuild their lives. For a $35 donation you can help a family receive every sort of disaster relief they might need in this first critical week. If you have a Compassion child in any country, and especially Haiti, I ask that you consider this.
We have other friends in PAP that work with Heartline and World Wide Village. When I hear their needs and how they are handling it all I'll let you know. I've also read that World Vision is on the ground helping as well as the Red Cross. Also Makarios in the Dominican is sending a team over w/ medical supplies. They could use your funds to help purchase supplies and get them across the border. Please pick an organization that you love and support and donate. They will ALL need our help in this next couple of days, weeks, months & years.
My brother-in-law created a design for a t-shirt last night and we're in the works of getting it online for you to order. I'll have a picture of it this afternoon and can direct you to where to go to order them. If you would like to order a large amount to sell at your church, shop, restaurant, school etc, email me and I'll hook you up with how to do that. All the proceeds from this shirt will go to organizations in Haiti.
Please continue to pray for this little guy as he's away from his family through all of this: