Many will want to help those who are suffering in Haiti. However, getting the help to those who need it most is very difficult given the severity of the disaster. Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has the experience and the resources that allow it to deliver effectively the help that is needed. They ask for your support here. Of course, your prayer will be needed, too.
Thank you for telling us about the JRS – it’s vital during this time to make sure we donate to a charitable entity that has the resources and know how to make sure the donations reach those who need it.
Allow me to also mention AVSI, which was started by members of CL. AVSI has been present in Haiti since 1999 working in the agriculture, food security, education and social sectors in neighborhoods around Port au Prince as well as in Les Cayes in the south. On the occasion of previous emergencies, flooding in 2004 and 2008, AVSI implemented emergency relief operations with international donors.
Information on AVSI’s appeal can be found here: