And, if you are motivated to help Haiti, I encourage you to contribute to Episcopal Relief and Development www.er-d.org They work through the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti (the largest diocese in The Episcopal Church) to help with education, medical care and development. With churches, schools and development agents throughout the country, they were able to provide aid immediately after the recent earthquake (and earlier hurricanes).
Another option is to buy Haitian coffee, either for your own use or as a fundraiser. Singing Rooster www.singingrooster.org sells excellent coffee -- grown by small farmers from the same plant and in the same conditions as the famous Jamaican blue coffee. Additional The money you pay for the coffee goes directly to these small farmers and also to support mission projects in rural Haiti.
- Committee member Meg McCann