Haiti earthquake response

January 12, 2011

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

Haiti Updates, Stories and Reports

Resources, Videos, and Photos

ACT Alliance Photos

Haiti: Day of Prayer

Haiti: ACT Combats Cholera Photos

CWS ANNIVERSARY VIDEOS - CWS

VIDEO - ACT Alliance

VIDEO - Health for all - ACT

VIDEO: Prayers and reflection

As we commemorate the Haiti earthquake one year on, please remember all those affected in your prayers and church services.

This reflective slideshow features recent photos from Haiti and prayer requests from individuals there.

Please use the Video: Prayers and reflection above in your church, or for individual prayer and reflection.

The UCC supports the relief and recovery work of Christian Aid through the ACT Alliance.

Hymn by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, 2010.  Text: Copyright © All rights reserved.  Permission is given for use by those who support Church World Service including the United Church of Christ

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.

OR

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.

OR

Make a secure online donation to the Haiti Earthquake Relief fund.

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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