Thursday, April 1, 2010

CrossWorld News: Does Haiti Still Need Our Help?

Apr 01, 2010 12:01 pm

Haiti is no longer in the news much. And yet the plight of those who lost family members, friends, homes, employment, possessions is as dire as before.

Through your gifts, thousands have been helped. Cindy McMartin writes with appreciation: "Thank you to all of you who continue to pray for us and to so many who have contributed funds to help us in responding to the needs here. It has amazed us to hear of all the creative ways that have been used to raise funds for relief by so many of you. Your generosity and concern for the situation here has overwhelmed us. You have enabled us to help many with food, clothing, medicines, quilts, car repairs, house repairs, and tarps. In the midst of all this, we want to be sensitive to spiritual needs too."

What is the next phase of response?

The next phase of response, through our Haitian partners, will adapt to the needs of the people in each new area. It may be shelter from the rainy season in one area, while in another, medicines and hygiene may be most needed. In another location, the greatest need will be food. One village may most need seeds to plant crops, while another lacks Bibles and Christian literature - or perhaps the need will be for school supplies. In some places, meeting all of these needs may be what is required.

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