Friday, January 15, 2010

Responding to the Haitian Earthquake

Over the past days, I have found myself watching the sickening devastation in Haiti. I’ve spent time praying for people and organizations I don’t even know. As a result, I have contacted a partner of ours in the Dominican Republic, asking what is the best way to help. How will resources really get to the people and places in need?

At The Crossing, we’ve had the approach, rather than dumping money into a Black Hole of incredible need, we have partnered with local churches so they can transform their communities. This is important as it empowers the local churches (believers, not buildings) who were there before the earthquake and who will be there long after all the other relief efforts are completed.

Therefore, I’m offering to you a couple options to help the people of Haiti through people we trust.

Option 1: Give directly to The Crossing.

We will deliver 100% of the money to a network of church based organizations in the Dominican Republic who have integrated relationships with Haitian churches and they will take 100% of the monies to buy supplies in the Dominican Republic and transport to people in need in Haiti.
Click here to give online to The Crossing (Select "Haiti" under fund.)

Option 2: Click below to give to one of the organizations we know.
World Relief
Bright Hope International

Our desire is to bring comfort and hope to people following a crisis. Yet, we’re not there, but there are people who are and have been. They know what to do. They will seek to comfort the hurting, give hope to the hopeless and move the survivors from relief to development with GREAT care and LOADS OF compassion.

Please pray for the Haitian people, as well as for those doing their absolute best to coordinate and secure relief.

Tim Celek
Lead Pastor
The Crossing
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