You can support Oxfam America, a highly respected and recognized charity based in Boston, with over three decades of experience in Haiti. They are on the ground now with a staff of 200 and have the logistics in place to put our funds to work immediately. Oxfam has already flown in 10 tons of water, health, & shelter equipment to the victims. Oxfam America is given a top 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, ensuring that every penny will be used wisely. Go to www.oxfam.org.
The Red Cross & UNICEF are 2 major organizations providing assistance: Go to www.redcross.org, call 1-800-help-now or text 90999 for a one time donation of $10. Go to www.unicef.org, www.unicefusa.org, call 1-800-4-unicef, or text 20222 for a one time donation of $10.
Other organizations as were listed on Larry King’s 2 hour special on Haiti:
www.icrc.org, www.care.org, www.wfp.org, www.imcworldwide.org, www.ob.org, www.shelterboxusa.org, www.msf.org, www.mercycorps.org, www.savethechildren.org, www.worldconcern.org, www.directrelief.org, www.worldvision.org.
I’d like to share with you an excerpt relating to Haiti from Disappointment with God by Philip Yancey “Why does God allow natural disasters, i.e. earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis?” We can understand why natural disasters occur. What we do not understand is why God allows them to occur. Why did God allow the tsunami to kill over 225,000 people in Asia? Why did God allow Hurricane Katrina to destroy the homes of thousands of people? For one thing, such events shake our confidence in this life and force us to think about eternity. Churches are usually filled after disasters as people realize how tenuous their lives really are and how life can be taken away in an instant. What we do know is this: God is good! Many amazing miracles occurred during the course of natural disasters that prevented even greater loss of life. Natural disasters cause millions of people to reevaluate their priorities in life. Hundreds of millions of dollars in aid is sent to help the people who are suffering. Christian ministries have the opportunity to help, minister, counsel, pray, and lead people to saving faith in Christ! God can, and does, bring great good out of terrible tragedies (Romans 8:28).