Thursday, February 4, 2010

Haiti Relief Fundraiser

I really want to help and my way of doing that is doing a fundraiser, but giving something in return. Stay tuned for the plan to come....



What does it mean to you? I'm pretty sure it means something different to all of us at this point. Some of us feel sad for them, but Haiti seems so far away and it's easy to forget about it after a few weeks. Some of us appreciate our safety, our families and our homes a little more than we used to. I bet a lot of us are thankful to be in a safe and secure nation such as ours.

I wondered what I could do to help, to make it a little more personal, to know where my help would be going.

Our church has worked with Pastor Dio in Port-au-Prince for the past 20 years and they typically do mission trips there multiple times a year. We have helped them to build and continue to support a special needs home called The Mephibosheth House. In fact we had a church team down in Port-au-Prince when the earthquake hit. At this time Pastor Dio has moved most of the special needs children to a safe place in Tricotte and have moved in 35 families who have lost their homes and basically everything they have ever owned in the earthquake.

Open Door has set up a Haiti Relief Fund to be distributed by Pastor Dio where help is needed the most. He is a real, trusted, honest person living in this everyday and seeing where the needs are the greatest. He is down there doing what he can to help those around him.

For more information about this you can go to this link at Church of the Open Door.


Not everyone belongs to a church, not everyone believes in God, but most of us WANT to help somehow and with every one's extra funds a little low these days, it's nice to know that the money will go directly to HELP the people.

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