Haiti relief

My friend from St. Andrews, Sandi Chi, has personal experience in Haiti and has assembled a list of agencies in need of our help.

World Vision
http://www.wvi.org
Christian organization that has worked in Haiti for 30 years and have 370 staff people there. We see them at work, even out on La Gonâve, every time we go.

Episcopal Relief and Development
http://www.er-d.org
We partner in Haiti through the Episcopal Church and much of what we have learned about the situation there has come from our Episcopal contacts. The church has lost a lot in this disaster (see below) and will have a great deal of rebuilding to do, in addition to working to meet the immediate needs of quake victims.

MAP International
map.org
Christian organization that ships medical supplies to medical relief workers who are already on site

Doctors Without Borders
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org
Humanitarian organization that is literally on the ground in Haiti because they lost some of their facilities to the quake. These folks are truly heroic!

Partners in Health
http://www.pih.org
Dr. Paul Farmer’s organization that is based in Cange but has expanded throughout much of the mainland. They work in cooperation with the Haitian government and are well-connected and organized.

Samaritan’s Purse
http://www.samaritanspurse.org
Franklin Graham’s organization that focuses on medical and relief work and, of course, Operation Christmas Child. They are fast relief responders and are well organized. Their first shipment of aid arrived the day after the quake.

Hosean International Ministries
http://www.hosean.org
Organization led by Pastor Caleb Lucien. A large ministry based in Pignon in the central plateau, but when disaster strikes, HIM moves quickly to help however possible. Caleb is well connected and works in cooperation with groups in Haiti and internationally. He and his people worked tirelessly when Gonaives was struck by the hurricanes of 2008.

Water Missions International
http://www.watermissions.org
Christian organization that responds to disasters by bringing in portable water treatment equipment. These are the folks that the Rt. Rev. TJ Johnston is traveling with to Haiti .

Food for the Hungry
http://www.fh.org
Christian organization that partners with 150 churches in Haiti . While they do have an emergency response unit, their ultimate focus is more long term.

St. Andrew’s Church
8300 Kanis Rd.
Little Rock , AR 72204

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About patlynch
I am a broadcaster in Arkansas, a former freelance writer and political columnist in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Writing Coach. Speaker. Director of the Christian Foundations for Ministry program, and presently enrolled in the Anglican School of Ministry Master of Ministry program.

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