For those who want to help Haiti

On Saturday, Aug. 14, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck southwest Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, causing physical destruction and the loss of human life. As of Monday morning, the death toll had reached nearly 1,300, with many anticipating that number to increase significantly. The people of Haiti face increased difficulty in finding basic supplies, including food and water. The presence of a tropical storm in the area further complicates the situation and increases the anticipated need for aid and assistance over the coming months and years.

How you can help:
LCMS World Relief and Human Care Disaster Response has begun to evaluate and respond to this situation to provide aid in coordination with the LCMS’ partner church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Haiti (Eglise Evangelique Lutherienne D’Haiti), and those LCMS Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs) that have longstanding expertise operating in and providing assistance to the Haitian populace. For more info to help through LCMS click here.

For over two decades, the ELCA has maintained a presence in southern Haiti through support for agricultural and sustainable development work. To continue our engagement with those communities, Lutheran Disaster Response is collaborating with partner organizations in the communities to meet relief needs, including food, water, medical supplies and temporary shelter. In the future, other areas of support will include psychosocial care, water and sanitation, and creating sustainable livelihoods through agriculture and livestock. We also stand with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Haiti as it assesses damage and impacts on churches and church life.For info to help through ECLA click here.