The devastating earthquake which has taken approximately 50,000 lives and left Haiti in ruins has moved the hearts of people around the world to get mobilised and give to help the survivors. As Christians it is an essential part of our faith to help those in need and demonstrate the love and provision of God in the most dire situations. We would encourage you to give to the relief effort in whichever way the Lord leads you. To help you give we have researched just a few Christian and Secular aid organisation for you.
Compassion are our trusted ministry partners working with children in poverty around the world. The following excerpt is taken from a letter sent to Compassion sponsors…
“In the midst of the carnage, communication with our staff in Haiti has been cut off. We are anxiously waiting for news of how the earthquake has affected the more than 64,600 children and their families that Compassion currently cares for through the over 225 churches we partner with in Haiti.
We know they will be depending on us for food, clean water and medical attention and our staff and churches in Haiti will be working tirelessly to ensure that their needs are met. We will be there for them in the months ahead as they come to terms with what has happened and we commit to continuing to show them God’s love and hope for the future.
Our immediate desire is to be found ready and able to do all we can to help them in rebuilding their shattered lives. Will you join us?”
You can donate through this Christian organisation by following the link here www.compassionuk.org
Tearfund is dispatching emergency aid funds to help survivors of the earthquake that has shattered impoverished Haiti. You can donate through this Christian organisation by following the link here www.tearfund.org
Christian Aid has launched an emergency appeal for Haiti after a major earthquake struck the country. Thousands of people are dead, many are buried alive and countless have been left homeless. You can donate through this Christian organisation by following the link here www.christianaid.org.uk
Samaritan’s Purse is a Christian international relief organisation currently sending help to Haiti, you can donate through this Christian organisation by following the link here www.samaritans-purse.org.uk
Disaster Emergency Committee
The DEC brings together both Christian and secular charities in aid efforts such as the Tsunami and now the earthquake in Haiti. You can donate by following the link here www.dec.org.uk
Other organisations providing relief and aid to Haiti
British Red Cross (Secular)
Hopegivers International (Christian)
New Directions International (Christian)