UCC Haiti Disaster Relief

Dear Friends,

The United Church of Christ has launched an emergency appeal for Haiti after a major earthquake struck the country yesterday. Thousands of people are feared dead and countless have been left homeless.

The need is massive. Your gifts are needed to support immediate and long-term relief.

The 7.0 quake struck 10 miles southwest of the capital just before nightfall on January 12. Our Global Ministries personnel, Kim, Patrick and Solomon Bentrott, have reported to us that they are safe.

It is still too early to know the full extent of the damage, but we are expecting very high loss of life, widespread destruction of homes, schools and other buildings, and major damage to key water, electricity and road systems.

Funds from the UCC’s One Great Hour of Sharing are being rushed to our Haitian partners to support their initial emergency response.  However, your generous donations are needed to provide the greatest level of support for the victims of this terrible disaster.

Your prayers and monetary support are needed. Here is how you can help.
The Rev. Geoffrey A. Black
General Minister and President  
United Church of Christ   
The Rev. Cally Rogers-Witte
Executive Ministries
UCC Wider Church Ministries

P.S. If you or your congregation prefer to make your gifts off-line, please send checks to “Wider Church Ministries” and marked in the memo portion “OGHS – Haiti Earthquake Relief” to Wider Church Ministries, United Church of Christ, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115; or send through your respective Conference office.

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