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Thursday, January 14, 2010

How You Can Help (and you CAN!!!)

Feel like you cannot do anything? You can give to the work Compassion is doing after the Haiti earthquake.

Feel like you are too far away? Compassion is already there hard at work as Compassion sponsors and donors serve more than 65, 000 children in Haiti, at least a third of them in the areas hardest hit. Because Compassion International ministers through local churches in the country to meet the needs of that church's neighbors, and because these church partners are respected aid workers in their communities, Compassion is uniquely positioned to meet and assess the needs of these children and their families quickly. THEY ARE ALREADY THERE and their office is still standing-Hallelujah!!

Feel like it would be too hard to figure out what charity might be ethical, responsible and wonder what they are doing with your donation? Here is how Compassion International uses their funds in general and here is how they will be using them for relief for the Haiti earthquake:

• $35 helps provide a relief pack filled with enough food and water to sustain a family for one week.
• $70 gift helps care for their needs for two weeks.
• $105 helps provide relief packs filled with enough food and water to sustain two families for two weeks.
• $210 gift helps care for two families' needs.
• $525 helps provide relief packs filled with enough food and water to sustain 10 families for two weeks.
• $1,050 gift helps care for 10 families' needs.
• $1,500 helps rebuild a home.
• $2,100 helps supply 20 families with the basics for three weeks.

(Due to the high number of responses it may take longer than normal to process your transaction.)
Here is a link to information to make sure the charity to which you donate is real and doing what they say they are doing with your money. Sadly, sickos out there use things like this to scam people-make sure you are not one of them!!
Feel like it is too difficult or would be time consuming? Simply text "disaster" to 90999 to donate $10 to the work Compassion is doing and the charge will show on your next phone bill. Yes, it really is THAT easy. If you don't text or feel like that is out of your comfort zone, you can go HERE to donate to Compassion, as well.
If you have ever been to this blog before, you know I am a huge fan of Compassion International and I believe they are truly the hands and feet of Jesus to a hurting world. However, if you are unfamiliar with their work and would just feel better doing so, you may also text "Haiti" to 90999 to donate to the Red Cross (or go to the website) or also donate through Samaritan's Purse.
We CAN do something and we SHOULD. Can you fathom what it would mean if everyone just gave $10? WOW. just WOW. I think I need to go send a text....


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