Haiti Disaster Appeal
You will have seen the distressing news coverage from Haiti and many of you will have donated to the disaster appeal however if you are still considering making a donation I would like to draw to your attention a letter from my friend and former colleague, Declan Doogan, who does a voluntary medical work in Haiti each year:
“I write to you in appeal to help the people of Haiti. It cannot have escaped your attention that the conditions there are desperate. As the days go by the need does not lessen in fact it grows. I have personal experience with a wonderful charity called the Haitian Health Foundation (HHF) who are receiving thousands of displaced persons from Port-au-Prince. Even the staff of the HHF are running out of food and supplies for themselves. Simply put, they need money (diesel has gone up to $10 per gallon) to buy all manner of supplies once it can get through. I can assure you this is one of the most efficient aid agencies there was less than 8% of funds going on administration. It can put your gifts to good use and directly improve the circumstances of the people there.
I know many of you have already given generously but we need more so please think of giving at this time of huge need. The WeAre community knows what self support means and I am sure this message will resonate with many of you. Try to get your employer to match your gift also.
We are asking that you support our response with an online donation to https://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?CID=11299
Given the homes already known lost, the break in our supply lines with the need to establish new avenues to deliver critical food and supplies, and the expected influx of people from Port-au-Prince, it is a certainty that our resources will be strained over the next few months. You can help us meet this need with your support.
Please keep our people in Haiti in your thoughts, and on behalf of all those affected with Haitian Health Foundation, thank you for your support.
Thank you for considering this
Declan Dougan M.D.