On Tuesday January 12th, a massive earthquake occurred in Haiti. According to UN estimates, thousands are likely dead and millions more have been left injured and/or homeless. Untold numbers of people remain trapped under the rubble of crumbled and collapsed infrastructure, and aid agencies are still struggling to make contact with their key personnel on the ground to assess the impact of this disaster.
With a per capita income of $3.60 per day, Haiti is the most impoverished country in the Western Hemisphere. Thus, its population is especially vulnerable to natural disasters such as Tuesday’s earthquake.
Ve’ahavta: The Canadian Jewish Humanitarian and Relief Committee has created the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund to support relief efforts to address the urgent needs of the affected population.
Ve’ahavta has a matching donor for every dollar you give, in addition to which the Canadian government is also matching dollar for dollar. So if, for example, you make a $100 donation, the ultimate benefit is that people in Haiti will receive $300. Any donation you make today will make TRIPLE the difference.
Please use Ve’ahavta’s secure form to make your tax-deductible donation to Tikun Olam — repairing the world — in Haiti.
Thank you for your generous support during this time of crisis.
I support the rescue efforts. The strength of the Haitians, and the nations, organizations and indivuals who did not hesitate to help has been a true inspiration for ordinary citizens like myself. I am certain that part of the survival was connected overall intense effort all put forth.
You have to feel for these people. Perhaps now would be a good time to reflect on what has been the approach for the last few decades so as to determine what not to do there in the future.
This was a massive disaster and im glad that the rest of the world got together to help Haiti, but if you read from lots of different sources, there is still a lot of politics behind the scenes. Adam
I still cant believe all the devastation that happened as a result of the Haiti Earthquake. Truly horrible. Adam
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