Thursday, January 14, 2010

An Urgent Appeal from the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

Haiti hit by the first large earthquake in 240 years

Death toll growing. Tens of thousands may have been killed and hundreds of thousands left homeless. 

This is a moment in which your solidarity is of critical importance.

Dear Friends of Haiti:

Haiti has been hit by the first large earthquake in 240 years. The enormity of the effects of this devastating 7.0 quake are only barely understood at this time. Thousands may have been killed and tens of thousands left homeless. This is a moment in which your solidarity is of critical importance.

Haiti’s grassroots movement – including labor unions, women’s groups, educators and human rights activists, support committees for prisoners, and agricultural cooperatives – will attempt to funnel needed aid to those most hit by the earthquake. Grassroots organizers are doing what they can – with the most limited of funds – to make a difference. Please take this chance to lend them your support.

This is a time for all of us to act.

What Can You Do?

Since its inception in March 2004, the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund has given concrete aid to Haiti’s grassroots democratic movement as they attempted to survive the brutal coup and to rebuild shattered development projects. We urge you to contribute generously, not only for this immediate crisis, but in order to support the long-run development of human rights, sustainable agriculture and economic justice in Haiti.

During this period, if you or anyone you know are planning to make a donation to assist those in need, please consider the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund. Donations will be forwarded to our partners on the ground to help them rebuild what has been destroyed.

Click the button below to donate to:

Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

which supports organizations giving humanitarian aid to the people of Haiti
in the aftermath of this devastating earthquake

or mail check made out to:

"Haiti Emergency Relief Fund/EBSC"

donations tax deductible

send mail to:

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
2362 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 947

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to HERF/EBSC.
EBSC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID# 94-3249753.
We will acknowledge all donations.


Alternatively, you can consider donating to GRASSROOTS INTERNATIONAL'S, Earthquake Relief Fund for Haiti.