"Worse than a war zone—Crippling--Devastating."
These are some of the words used to describe the 7.0 earthquake that struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti on Tuesday January 12—killing thousands and leaving millions without power or water. Witnesses have reported severe damage to buildings and many people injured.
International Red Cross spokesman Paul Conneally said an estimated 3 million people may have been affected by the quake and that it would take a day or two for a clear picture of the damage to emerge.
Several organizations such as Convoy of Hope, Samaritan’s Purse and the American Red Cross are leading the way in disaster relief efforts to Haiti.
To find out how you can help in providing financial support for these efforts, or items needed for donations, please visit the websites below. What better way for us as Christians to show the love of Christ!
As Jesus said in Matthew 25: “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me…. Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me."