Sunday, January 17, 2010

Second Response - Helping In Haiti

Be part of the second response for Haiti.

Give generously. Give prayerfully.
Give with hope for a new day.

1) Give Generously.
100% your gift to the Haiti Emergency will go to help the people of Haiti.
* Want to Write a Check or Give Cash? Give through any local United Methodist Church. Checks should note UMCOR Haiti Emergency/Advance #418325 in the memo line.
* Give Online:
* Mail a Check: UMCOR, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY 10087. Remember to memo it: Advance#418325 Haiti Emergency

2) Send Health Kits
UMCOR is shipping health kits to provide basic necessities to people who have lost everything. Instructions for assembling and shipping health kits are online at

Kits are valued at approx. $12, and are distributed to those left without homes as a result of the earthquake (and other disasters).   

Note: If you are in NWA, the collection site is Elm Springs United Methodist Church. They are collecting completed kits through Wednesday, Jan. 27. You can also get the kits to me, by Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Please seal the following items in a one-gallon plastic bag:
* 1 hand towel (15” x 25” up to 17” x 27”. No kitchen towels.)
* 1 washcloth
* 1 comb (large and sturdy, not pocket-sized)
* 1 nail file or fingernail clippers (no emery boards or toenail clippers)
* 1 bath-size bar of soap (3 oz. and up)
* 1 toothbrush (single brushes only in original wrapper, no child-size brushes)
* 6 adhesive plastic strip sterile bandages
* $1.00 to purchase toothpaste (Toothpaste is purchased in bulk to be added to health kits to ensure that the product does not expire before they are sent.)

Please Note: Because the emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the greatest number of situations and strict rules govern product entry into international countries, UMCOR requires that the kits contain only the requested items – nothing more. More info:

3) Prepare to Volunteer
There will be a great need for volunteers to help rebuild. Currently, it is not safe or possible for volunteers to go to Haiti. Those wishing to volunteer should contact their jurisdictional United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) coordinator about opportunities. Learn more at

4) Continue to Pray: Join the Online Prayer Wall
United Methodists everywhere are invited to share a prayer for those affected by the Haiti earthquake.  Visit the Facebook group for ( to lift up your praise or concern on the wall.

5) Stay Informed
Visit and for continuously updated information.

1 comment:

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