Christian Aid launches £1m Haiti earthquake appeal

first_img Howard Lake | 13 January 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Christian Aid launches £1m Haiti earthquake appeal Tagged with: Individual giving Christian Aid has launched a £1m emergency appeal for victims of the Haiti earthquake. Thousands of people are already feared dead and many more are believed to be critically injured. Countless are thought to be homeless.The quake, measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale, struck 15km southwest of the capital Port-au-Prince just before 5pm local time yesterday, and was shortly followed by two strong aftershocks of 5.9 and 5.5.Launching the appeal, Dame Anne Owers, Chair of Christian Aid, said: ‘I visited Haiti in recent months with Christian Aid and was deeply concerned about the level of poverty there. It is one of the poorest places on earth.‘This latest disaster is going to cause untold suffering and hardship, particularly in communities with very little to fall back on. There is an urgent need for emergency supplies, including food, shelter and medicine.‘In the longer term, rebuilding is going to require massive international assistance. I appeal to people and to governments to give what they can.’Nick Guttman, head of Christian Aid’s humanitarian division, said today: ‘The situation in Haiti is very, very serious due to the strength and shallowness of the earthquake and its proximity to the capital Port-au-Prince.‘Most of the buildings and infrastructure in Haiti are very fragile. Many people have been killed by falling debris and there are still many more trapped under the rubble, in desperate need of assistance.‘Hundreds of offices, hotels, houses and shops have collapsed, the presidential palace lies in ruins, and many churches have also been completely destroyed.‘The Christian Aid office itself has also collapsed and three people, including Christian Aid staff, had to be rescued from the rubble. Thankfully they are safe but communications to the country are very difficult since the city is without electricity and the telephone network has broken down.‘The absolutely critical humanitarian needs now are obviously search and rescue, much of which is initially being carried out by local people and organisations, shelter, clean water and medical assistance.’Christian Aid’s Caribbean Regional Manager Judith Turbyne said the Christian Aid building was relatively robust but was still destroyed. Loss of life in poorer communities is expected to be very high.‘One of the key issues in Haiti is the weak state and the lack of resources at the state’s disposal,’ she said.‘There will be a national response, but it is unlikely to be sufficient. There will be a huge need for a concerted response on behalf of the relatively large aid community in Haiti.’Christian Aid partner organisations in Haiti, Veterimed and Koral, are very experienced in emergency response work, and will be working round the clock to meet the urgent humanitarian needs.Those wishing to donate on on-line should go to www.christianaid.org.uk/haiti-appealNotes To Editors:1) Christian Aid works in some of the world’s poorest communities in nearly 50 countries. We act where the need is greatest, regardless of religion, helping people build the life they deserve.2) Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty. Our new drive, Poverty Over, explains what we believe needs to be done – and can be done – to make that vision a reality. Details at www.christianaid.org.ukAndrew HoggNews Editor/Campaigns Editor( 00 44 (0) 207 523 2058 / 00 44 (0)7872 350534* Christian Aid, 35 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RL7 00 44 (0) 207 620 [email protected]center_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Griffin family hosts holiday meal

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Griffin family hosts holiday meal By Jaine Treadwell Martha Griffin said Robert Boyd grows and greens and the ladies of the churches most often prepare the vegetables  and desserts at home.“It takes a lot of time and work but we have a very willing group of people contribute to the Thanksgiving dinner every  year,” she said. “We couldn’t do it without them.”On behalf of the Griffin family, she thanked all those who help make the annual Brundidge Community ThanksgivingDinner possible. She said, surely, it gives Thanksgiving even greater meaning for then all. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen “Because of the pandemic, we could not have people come in to enjoy the dinner,” Griffin said. “So, we had curbside pickup and delivery.”Around 11 a.m. more than 500 Thanksgiving dinners had been picked up or delivered by the members of the Brundidge Rotary Club and other volunteers. And, still boxes were stacked for pickup or delivery.Cornelius Griffin supplies the turkeys and hams and members of Lily White and  Jerusalem churches supply  and/or prepare the homegrown “trimmings” —dressing, turnips, collards, potatoes, sweet potato shuffle, and cakes , pies and rolls and cold water cornbread.  A feast for a king, it could be said. Published 5:55 pm Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skipcenter_img Brundidge City Manager Willie Wright was delivering the Thanksgiving meals for the first time.“I thank the Griffin family for hosting the annual Thanksgiving dinner and all of the volunteers,” Wright said. “And, I  thank God for the opportunity to be a part of the Brundidge community, first as the principal of Pike County High School  and now with the city. I am thankful for the opportunities to give back to our citizens and also to serve as a role model  for young people and show them there are many ways to give back to their community other than monetary.” You Might Like Brundidge ready to welcome Santa News Flash! Santa Claus is coming to Brundidge! For a time, it was doubtful that, this year, Ol’ Saint Nick… read more Email the author Latest Stories Print Article Neither rain nor sleet nor COVID-19 have kept the Cornelius Griffin family from hosting a Brundidge community Thanksgiving dinner for the elderly and shut-ins.When Griffin, a standout football player for Pike County High School and the University of Alabama, signed with the  New York Giants of the National Football League, he did not forget his hometown nor the townspeople who supported  him through the years. So, in 2001, he and his family began hosting the annual community Thanksgiving dinner at Brundidge Station.  The dinner has continued every year since, including 2020, an unprecedented year.The Griffins’ Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday was different this year because it had to be, said Martha Griffin, the family matriarch.  By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Members of the Brundidge Rotary Club and other volunteers delivered Thanksgiving meals to the elderly and shut-ins in the Brundidge area. More than 500 meals were delivered or picked up curbside at Brundidge Station. Above: Willie Wright and Markeith Blakely deliver meals to a caregiver for a local couple. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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