Hope for Haiti

I know that many people are trying to figure out how/where to help people following the devastating earthquake in Haiti earlier this week. This morning, I came across a blog called Hope for Haiti.

It's an interesting concept. Numerous organizations/site/blogs have donated something for a raffle drawing. All of the proceeds will go either to Compassion or the Red Cross to help with relief efforts in Haiti. One small dollar will buy you one raffle ticket in whichever raffle you choose to sign up for. Or you can sign up for multiple raffles. Many of these raffles have only one ticket purchased thus far and goals are quite reachable. There are some wonderful prizes over there.

Of course, you can also donate directly to reputable relief organizations on your own. Personally, I would donate through World Vision or Compassion International. I also believe that the Red Cross does an excellent job of providing aid. I know the reputation of these groups and would not be worried about where the money was going. World Vision has been established in Haiti for 30 years and will continue to work there long after the media has moved on. I like that. I imagine Compassion has a similar story.


The dB family said...

This is excellent! Would you mind if I posted this on my blog too?

Another very reputable organization is the CRWRC (Christian Reformed World Relief Committee). We have donated through them for years and have always been impressed with their wise use of finances and their diligent work with/for countries in need.


carmilevy said...

I pray this tragedy serves as a turning point for Haiti, yet I fear her star-crossed people will have to endure years of additional hardship before things turn for the better.

I've got to believe that good will prevail here, and that the gentle, well-intentioned help of the rest of the world will help them get there. Thank you, Dianne, for sharing these excellent resources. What a difference you've already made.

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