Help in Haiti

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The news about the earthquake in Haiti is overwhelming.  So many people missing.  So many families torn.  So many vulnerable children made even more vulnerable by the tragedy.

As you may know, I’m a huge fan of the work that Compassion International does for children around the world. I was a fan long before they sent me to the Dominican Republic.  I became more of a fan when I saw the work they do there.  Compassion sponsors assist more than 65,000 children in Haiti. At least a third of them live in the areas that were hardest hit.

I am asking you to please send a gift today to help precious children and their families, and encourage others to do so as well, via your blog, Facebook and Twitter. The people of Haiti desperately need us.

Compassion International is already at work.  They anticipate thousands of children and families will have lost everything, and many of their church-based child development centers will have been destroyed. And yet they are deeply committed to helping each child.  That’s where we come in. Please reach out in the name of Jesus to bring relief, comfort, love and restoration to precious children and families whose lives have been devastated by this crisis.

WHERE TO GIVE Compassion’s Disaster Relief Donation page.

WHY GIVE TO COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL?

FINANCIAL INTEGRITY: The FBI is warning of several Haiti charity scams that have popped up in the wake of this earthquake. They are suggesting that donations only be made to organizations monitored and rated by CharityNavigator.org and The American Institute of Philanthropy. Both organizations have given Compassion International their highest approval ranking. Compassion International is the only non-profit in its category to receive eight consecutive years of four star rating from CharityNavigator.org.

FIRST RESPONDER: In this disaster it is crucial that first responders receive support quickly. Because Compassion International ministers through local churches to meet the needs of that church’s neighbors, and because these church partners are respected aid workers in their communities, Compassion is uniquely positioned to assess and meet the needs of its sponsored children quickly.

IN JESUS’ NAME: Compassion International does not accept government funds which could at times restrict their ability to meet the physical and spiritual needs of children in Jesus’ name. Because of this Compassion International’s primary financial support comes from individual donors.

Us.

Please help.

Please ask others to help too.

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Please also visit the Livesay’s blog for a firsthand view of the devastation in Haiti.   They are Americans working in Haiti and just sent their kids out of the country in a cargo jet so that they could be more able to help others in need.

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  1. We must help. They need so much so quickly that we must do whatever we can. There will be a BlogHop for Haiti kicking off on Monday for Compassion on my site (my husband and I are UK Compassion Advocates). Please, please, spread the word over the weekend and join in. Full details on my site at: http://goo.gl/fb/6B7G

    (Mary, I hope it’s ok to post this here).

  2. Thank you so much, Mary, for recommending Compassion. Our youngest son is from Haiti and we’ve been spent a lot of time there. There are so many worthy Christian organizations who are in desperate need, but for people who are unfamiliar with specific Haitian missions, Compassion is a great option for giving. God Bless!!

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