The United Church of Christ is issuing an urgent call to action to help the people of Haiti.
A massive 7.2 earthquake on Saturday has killed nearly 1,300 people. Search and rescue efforts are expected to be hampered by Tropical Depression Grace, which came ashore on Monday. These dual natural disasters struck just over a month after Haiti’s president was shot to death at home, sending the country into political chaos.
The UCC appeal hopes to raise $100,000 to assist the people of Haiti through this crisis. “The purpose of the appeal is to support immediate relief efforts assisting survivors as well as to have resources for long-term rebuild opportunities,” said Joshua Baird, team leader of Global H.O.P.E. “Support will be channeled in multiple ways, including through bilateral partners whose relationship is held by Global Ministries, as well as through Church World Service and the ACT Alliance.”
To donate to this appeal, use this link and designate the gift to “Haiti Appeal.” Please share this resource with your church community so that together we might provide Haitians with much-needed relief.
You may also mail a check made payable to the United Church of Christ, to 700 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115. Please be sure to note “Haiti Appeal” on your check in the memo section, or in an attached letter.