Earthquake Hits Close to Home
Pierre Dolet And Village Green Staff Encourage Everyone
Richard Dolet is a native of Haiti and a cherished employee here at Village
He has lost friends in the earthquake. His family members
lost their home and must sleep in the streets.
Pierre's hometown is Petion-ville, Haiti, not far from
Port-au-Prince. Buildings there have collapsed and unknown numbers of
people have been killed or injured.
Although Petion-ville is close to Port-au-Prince, the roads
are poor and the town sits on a mountain. Delivering desperately needed
medical aid, and even basic necessities like water, is an immediate concern.
Pierre's family and friends, and millions of other survivors
in Haiti are in dire need of assistance.
Here's How You Can Help.
The most effective way you can help is to make a donation
to a well-established organization that is involved in providing emergency
support. We recommend:
Doctors Without Borders
Without Borders already had teams working on medical
projects in Haiti at the time of the earthquake, they
have treated hundreds of injured people and are working
to get more staff into the country. Doctors are setting
up medical facilities in tents, since their own buildings
have been severely damaged.
here to donate or call 1-888-392-0392.
Partners in Health
organization "is based on solidarity, rather than
charity alone," and is working to coordinate 120 doctors
and 500 nurses on the ground in Haiti, evaluating how
best to respond to the crisis. PIH's flagship project
is based in Haiti, and it's where the organization's
broadest range of resources is located.
here to donate or call 1-617-432-5256
Oxfam has dispatched
a team of specialists to Haiti and is working to send
badly needed medical supplies. Their humanitarian coordinator in
Port-au-Prince said, "Our
immediate priorities will be providing safe water and shelter material for the
people who have lost their homes. Many people have lost their homes and were
sleeping out in the open last night."
donate or call 1-800-776-9326.
International Rescue Committee
The IRC will be working with overwhelmed
local aid groups in Haiti to provide life-saving medical
care, clean water and sanitation to earthquake survivors. IRC
specialists are veteran first-responders who set up immediate and effective emergency
programs around the world during violent conflicts and natural disasters.
here to donate or call 1-877-REFUGEE.
American Red Cross
You can support the American Red Cross efforts
in Haiti by giving to their International
Click here to donate or call 1-800-REDCROSS.