Like us, you must be hearing the tale of loss and destruction coming from Haiti and wondering what you can do to help. Here at the LAWG, we will be working to encourage a generous response from the U.S. government to this devastating earthquake, including for long-term reconstruction. But right now, the most important action we can all take is to contribute to one of the many caring organizations providing relief.
Here are some of our partners who participate in the LAWG coalition who are providing relief, along with their websites. Please donate to them or to any other effective organization of your choice supporting relief efforts in Haiti.
American Jewish World Service
Catholic Relief Services
Church World Service
Episcopal Relief and Development Agency
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America/Action by Churches Together
Jesuit Refugee Service USA
Lutheran World Relief
Mennonite Central Committee
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
United Methodist Church
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee/UUA
United Church of Christ
As our friends at Lutheran World Relief write, “Throughout the night and into the morning powerful aftershocks, some as strong as 5.9 magnitude, continued. The initial quake toppled the presidential palace and destroyed the shanty homes where most Haitians live. Their homes destroyed, people are in the streets with nowhere to go.”
We list our regular coalition partners above, but many other great organizations like Partners in Health (www.pih.org) and Doctors without Borders (www.doctorswithoutborders.org) are providing critical assistance. Choose the group that suits you best—but do give!
We all need to do what we can to lend a hand.