Haiti Relief

I just gave $100 to Haiti relief through One Day’s Wages.  I don’t post this to boast, but rather to plead with you to consider doing the same.  If you want to give, check out One Day’s Wages. I chose One Day’s Wages due to the close relationship they have to their partnered org in Haiti and 100% of my money goes toward the relief effort.  Or you can visit here to give to other organizations doing relief work there.

For anyone who doesn’t know… On January 12, 2010, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the country of Haiti, just 10 miles from the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince. There have been at least 13 aftershocks with magnitudes above 5.0, according to the USGS. At least one major hospital was destroyed, and the city of Port-au-Prince is particularly vulnerable to damage due to its high population density.  Death tolls are estimated to be up to 100,000 people.

One Day’s Wages is proud to partner with World Concern who not only have an excellent reputation for their humanitarian work, but also have a strong presence in Haiti. While we’ve known about World Concern, our “interview” (the night of the earthquake) and research of their work in Haiti gave us great confidence in this partnership. They have worked in Haiti since 1978 and work with about 125,000 people. The majority of their staff are local Haitians that know their people and culture. Their offices in Port Au Prince is still standing and they are doing disaster and emergency relief work right now.  100% of donations (minus transaction costs) will go directly to the emergency and disaster relief efforts in Haiti and to support families and communities affected by the earthquake.

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(text and image from the One Day’s Wages Website)

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