January 13, 2010
As the facts slowly emerge revealing the extent of the devastation in Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake yesterday, we are learning that perhaps over half a million lives have been lost.
Major officials and dignitaries lost their lives yesterday. Moreover, governmental buildings, the national palace, and other historic buildings have collapsed.
Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere suffering from extreme poverty. This natural disaster will create extraordinary need in a country where it is being estimated 1 in 3 Haitians have been affected by the earthquake.
Many have written and asked: Where should we send money? Hope Through Healing Hands will be collecting a fund where 100% of the monies will be donated to the best organizations, on the ground in Haiti, with whom we partner and work. You can donate directly to Hope Through Healing Hands: Haiti Disaster Relief Fund in the next 24 hours on our website.
We will give you updates from these organizations as to the usage of the funding over the next month.
How can you help? Donate today.
And, please keep the people of Haiti in your thoughts and prayers.
Bill Frist, M.D.
P.S. The Haitian Disaster Relief Fund will be up shortly, if it is not already. Please check back soon if the website has yet to have it posted. Thanks for your patience.