Salvation Army Haiti Earthquake Relief: Update 4

by John McAlister
Categories: Newswire
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haiti-relief2Salvation Army personnel in Haiti have welcomed in teams who are distributing limited supplies and assessing the situation relative to what The Salvation Army can do to commence a relief and recovery program. Team Canada expects to arrive today.

Several planes are shuttling personnel and cargo to the disaster zone; mobile kitchens are serving tuna, rice, beans, water and coffee and more than 1 million emergency rations will be delivered as soon as possible.

“Like other relief agencies, The Salvation Army is experiencing a great deal of difficulty and frustration in its efforts to provide emergency response,” says Lt-Colonel Lindsay Rowe, Chief Secretary for The Salvation Army’s Caribbean Territory.

People who had nothing, now have less. Donations are critical to ensure immediate relief and the long-term needs of the Haitian people.

The Salvation Army has been working in Haiti since 1950 and currently operates schools, clinics, a hospital, feeding programs, children’s homes and church-related activities.

Canadians can support The Salvation Army’s relief effort in Haiti by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769), by donating online, by mailing donations to The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters, Canada and Bermuda, 2 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M4H 1P4, or dropping off financial donations at the closest Salvation Army unit in your area. Donors should specify their gift to the Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund. The call centre (1-800-SAL-ARMY) and SalvationArmy.ca are accepting donations.

In addition Canadians can make a $5 donation to The Salvation Army’s efforts in Haiti by texting the word HAITI to 45678 from most Canadian carriers. Donors will then receive a message asking them to confirm their donation with a YES reply.