It is tragic that the current presidential campaign has prevented the media from covering the horrendous tragedy taking place in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew has literally devastated this poverty stricken nation.
The earthquake in 2010 received tremendous coverage by the media for several weeks. It is now reported that the devastation from Matthew will be worse than the earthquake. It is unfortunate that we have heard so little about it due to circumstances.
More than 1000 people have already been killed. The outbreak of cholera and diarrhea will take many more lives. Homes and cars have been demolished. The banana crop was wiped out, which will result in famine.
This is the time for the church to be the church. Let's rise up to meet this huge humanitarian crisis. Many of you will want to help send relief to meet this critical need.
In conjunction with the Missionary Department, we will be sending a significant financial contribution for this purpose to World Gospel Mission. These funds will be taken from our Disaster Relief funds. WGM will be raising funds for Haiti as well. They have trusted sources on the ground in Haiti who will handle the distribution of aid. A portion of the funds will be for the purpose of getting Radio Lumiere back on the air. This is a very effective and powerful Christian radio station in Haiti.
Your gifts will help bring food, clean water, clothing and shelter to thousands. It will all be given in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for caring!
Send gifts to The Churches of Christ in Christian Union-Haiti Relief, 1553 Lancaster Pike, Circleville, OH 43113. May the Lord bless you as you bless others.