Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti How To Help


From the Harford Courant:

American Red Cross:
Text "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross relief for Haiti.

Arm2Arm:A nonprofit organization run by Wethersfield resident Maryse Adonis that is planning a mission trip to Port-au-Prince Jan. 28. For more information on how to donate, visit http://arm2arm.net..

Haitian Ministries for the Diocese of Norwich, Inc.: Visit haitianministries.org or call 860-848-2237 ext. 206.

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church in Hartford has pledged to match every dollar up to $10,000 donated to the Haitian Ministries for the Diocese of Norwich.

Mercy Corps: Visit mercycorps.org or call 1-888-256-1900.

PADF: Visit www.PanAmericanRelief.org.

UNICEF: Visit unicefusa.org/haitiquake or call 1-800-4UNICEF. Hospice Saint Joseph Visit www.hospicesaintjoseph.org.

Yele Haiti: Text "YELE" to 501501 to donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund, a movement led by musician Wyclef Jean.

President Obama asks Americans who are trying to locate family members in Haiti to call a toll-free government line: (888) 407-4747.

Click here for information on donating to help the victims in Haiti, including a list of credible responding agencies and tips for making informed decisions when making contributions.

Prayer Services

STAMFORD Rev. Judith Alexis says she is holding a service Sunday at 6:15 p.m. at her church, L'Eglise de l'Epiphanie, which operates out of St. John's Church, at 628 Main St., in Stamford. People who would like to make financial, food and clothing donations can do so at the service.

WEST HARTFORD Richard Thibadeau, chairman of Medical Aid to Haiti, Inc., a newly-formed nonprofit based in West Hartford, is collecting donations to help victims of the earthquake. Donations can be mailed to Medical Aid to Haiti, 80 S. Main St., West Hartford, CT, 06107. For more information, visit medicalaidtohaiti.org.

HEBRON The Rev. Michael Smith of The Church of the Holy Family in Hebron said the church will be taking up collection to help the church's sister parish in Haiti. Anyone interested in donating to the relief effort can send a check to The Church of the Holy Family, with a memo to Haitian relief, P.O. Box 146, Hebron, CT, 06248.

WESTPORT Save the Children, a charitable organization that has relief efforts in developing countries around the world, is seeking donations to help victims in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. Donations will contribute to urgent medical attention, safe drinking water and other necessities. For more information, visit www.savethechildren.org.