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Funds to Haiti

2010 January 15
by Gordon Reid

Some heartening stories of rescues and reunions are beginning to come from earthquake-devastated Haiti, thank God. But an enormous sum of money is needed to provide clean water, hospital care, etc, etc.

If you are like me, you distrust huge relief operations and charities, which spend too big a percentage of what is raised on admin. My charitable giving is always directed to small projects or through a person I trust. In the case of Haiti, my money will be going to the Episcopal Bishop of Haiti in the knowledge that it will all go to the really needy.

On the next two Sundays, St Clement’s will have special collections for Haiti, and the Helping Others Group will contribute some of the money raised by the Advent Carol Service. This will then be sent to the Bishop of Haiti.

It occurred to me that some of you will want to give too, but that you might have the same misgivings as I do about huge organizations. If that is so, just send checks here, made out to St Clement’s Church, 2013 Appletree St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, and marked “For Haiti”, and I will include them with our own offerings. Every little counts.

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  1. January 16, 2010

    In case you haven’t heard – the Episcopal Bishop, the Right Reverend Zache Duracin, made it through the disaster unscathed, but his wife (Marie-Edithe) was injured and their family home has been destroyed.

    I think you are so right to send help directly to the Episcopal Church in Haiti.

  2. January 18, 2010

    Bishop Rodney Michel’s letter says the cathedral, bishop’s house, the seminary, the school run by the Sisters of St Margaret and their convent were al destroyed. Pray for the people of Haiti and give what we can.

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