More money for Haiti

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance immediate response exceeds $500 thousand

February 17, 2010

LOUISVILLE, Ky.

Randy Ackley, coordinator of Louisville-based Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, has announced the transfer of an additional $101,500 to ecumenical partners in support of immediate emergency relief efforts in Haiti.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance sent $100,000 immediately after the January earthquake, followed in a few days by an additional $109,000. The organization has also approved a $200,000 grant to Hôspital Sainte Croix and an affiliated nursing school in Léogâne, Haiti. Altogether, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has committed more than half a million dollars to immediate relief and recovery efforts in Haiti.

These donations have helped the organization’s ecumenical partners to establish 15 food and water distribution stations, distribute 20,000 tents, and provide other needed services and supplies.

“In addition to providing immediate relief, we will continue to assess long-range recovery needs and develop a comprehensive plan to help the Haitian people rebuild their lives over the next several years,” said Ackley.

More than $2.8 million has been gived to the organization’s Haiti account (DR#000064). Presbyterian Disaster Assistance continues to accept donations online; by phone at 800-872-3283; and by mail: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), which comprises more than 2 million members in more than 10,000 congregations, answering Christ’s call to mission and ministry throughout the United States and the world.

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