Haiti Response Fundraiser: Learn how you can help

Jan 14, 2010 | News | 0 comments

Help me raise money for Mercy Corps’ response to the Haiti Earthquake.

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince Tuesday afternoon, collapsing buildings, including at least one hospital. Tens of thousands are feared dead in the largest quake to strike the impoverished Caribbean nation in 200 years. Power is out, telecommunications are spotty and food and water are reportedly growing scarce.
The first members of a Mercy Corps emergency response team are en route to help survivors. Follow the latest updates at mercycorps.org/haiti.
Thank you!

Visit Mitch Albom’s Haiti Response Fundraiser Page

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Donate by Phone:

1 (888) 256-1900 (toll-free)

Donate by Mail:

To give by mail, please print out this form and send it with your check or credit card information to:

Mercy Corps
Dept W
PO Box 2669
Portland OR 97208-2669



Mercy Corps is a team of 3700 professionals helping turn crisis into opportunity for millions around the world. By trade, we are engineers, financial analysts, drivers, community organizers, project managers, public health experts, administrators, social entrepreneurs and logisticians. In spirit, we are activists, optimists, innovators and proud partners of the people we serve.

Over the years, our work has touched families and communities in more than 82 nations across the world. We have delivered more than $1 billion in relief and development assistance, including food, shelter, health care, agriculture, water and sanitation, education and small business loans.
Today, Mercy Corps helps more than ten million people each year recover from disasters, build stronger communities and find their own solutions to poverty. We have been an international leader in responding to the massive tragedy of the Indian Ocean tsunami, war in Afghanistan, massive food shortages in North Korea, ethnic conflict in the Balkans and economic transitions in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
Mercy Corps was among the first humanitarian groups to use relief and development programs to strengthen civil society. Simply handing out food, building a school or immunizing a child is not enough – especially in countries torn by ethnic conflict and economic transition. Just a few weeks of armed conflict can destroy roads, schools, businesses and health systems that took years of traditional development work to build. Working side by side with the poor, we bring diverse groups together to create societies that are more peaceful, open, democratic and economically strong.
Since our founding, Mercy Corps has been committed to good stewardship of the gifts entrusted to us. Our work is made possible through the generosity of thousands of caring individuals, corporations, foundations, faith communities and other donors.
Mercy Corps consistently ranks as one of America’s most effective and efficient charitable organizations. Over the last five years, more than 89 percent of resources have been allocated directly to programs.



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Mitch Albom writes about running an orphanage in impoverished Port-au-Prince, Haiti, his kids, their hardships, laughs and challenges, and the life lessons he’s learned there every day.

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