Haiti situation remains challenging - United Church of Christ continues response.
January 12, 2011 marks the one-year anniversary of the massive 7.0 earthquake which shook Haiti killing nearly 300,000 and displacing approximately 2 million people. In the year since, Haiti has also been hit with a cholera epidemic and flooding from Hurricane Tomas.
While significant challenges to a full recovery remain, there have been many successes. Generous donations from members and friends continue to enable the UCC and Global Ministries to support effective relief, recovery and rebuilding initiatives in Haiti.
These gifts, shared with our indigenous, grassroots and international relief and development partners have reached thousands of Haitians. Read More
Prayer by The Rev. John Tamilio III, Pilgrim UCC (Cleveland)
How You Can Help
1. Pray for the people of Haiti, their leaders and humanitarian aid workers.
2. Please help the people of Haiti by sending gifts payable to your congregation marked for "OGHS – Haiti Earthquake Relief" with the request they be sent through your Conference office on to Wider Church Ministries.
Send gifts, made out to Wider Church Ministries and marked in the memo portion "OGHS – Haiti Earthquake Relief" to Wider Church Ministries; 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115.
3. Assemble Church World Service Gifts of the Heart Kits. This is one very concrete and "hands-on" thing that church groups can do.
Thanks from the UCC
IRS Tax Info
The Haiti Assistance Income Tax Relief Act allows U.S. taxpayers making contributions for the relief of Haitian earthquake victims to choose to deduct contributions from either 2009 or 2010 federal taxes. Read More IRS Tax Info.
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