How You can Make a Difference in Haiti

Looking for ways to help with the devestation in Haiti?

Visualize Haiti Alecia Settle, a homeschooling mom & the author of Visualize Haiti, has given me permission to share this information with you.

Alecia’s ministry supports mission work in Haiti and around the globe, but she has a special affection for Haiti, as you’ll see…

Here’s Alecia’s advice on a few options to help Haitians right now:

Thank you for your concern about Haiti.  This has been a very hard week for our family.  We have worked in Haiti meeting physical needs in the name of Jesus since 2004.  We have a nearly 7 year old Haitian daughter we adopted at age 3.

As you are probably seeing on the news, the most immediate need is financial because supplies are so hard to get in right now.  This is due not only to the paperwork involved in getting them through customs, but it also means someone has to get down to customs to “negotiate” with the customs agent on a price to release them, assuming they aren’t stolen before they arrive. 

The missionaries actually living in Haiti have tried and true less expensive and more efficient ways of acquiring exactly what they need if they have the money.

I will be heading down over the next couple of weeks,  but in the mean time I will list several options of friends I know personally who will be good stewards of your money or donations:

 Baptist Haiti Mission

They have a church, hospital and school on site.

Manna Global Ministries

This is Church of Christ and has a feeding program, school, and medical clinic.  These are the folks I work with most.

 Chances 4 Children

This is my daughter’s orphanage and is non-religious based.

 God’s Littlest Angels

Operated by a Christian friend of mine.  You will see her interview with Matt Lauer on the website.

Please pray about your donations and give any way you feel led.

 Alecia Settle

Visualize Publishing, LLC

If you feel led, I encourage you to support the families of Haiti, in anyway you can.  Another option of course is to purchase Alecia’s book Visualize Haiti, where 100% of the profits go towards her mission work. And it is a beautiful way to share Haiti with your children, and make real the tradegy the Haitian people are experiencing.

…Shannon

P.S., Please feel free to share this with anyone you know who might be looking for a way to help the Haitians. It will greatly bless those who are on the island first-hand doing the work to help the children and families of Haiti.

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6 Responses to How You can Make a Difference in Haiti

  1. Kayla Fay says:

    Thanks for this list. I have parents who lead missions trips, and we know how helpful it is to receive giving advice from someone who sees organizations first hand. Even reputable organizations have different levels of effectiveness, depending on where they are serving.

    I love the story on this blog from the Littlest Angels organization: http://godslittlestangelsinhaiti.org/

  2. Gautier says:

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  3. Piyawat says:

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  4. Rosalita says:

    Hi MeganI come from Dominican Republic, and just few minutes ago, I have wahtced a CNN reports, about your incredible work in Haiti.I have worked for years in the health field, and I do not understand the lack of medicines for this country after a lot of donations from my country.I am very impressed with your efforts and I want to donate money, supplies and drugs. If you can, please email me, I will be very honored contacting you.God Bless YouAda

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  6. Jinggo says:

    I am coming to Haiti Nov 15 with a group. We are biginrng some supplies with us but have no more room. I have some thoracenthesis kits that my hospital here has no use for – for whatever the reason is. They give me extra supplies destined for donations. I will try to find a way to get them to Haiti unless you have someone coming from Minnesota that I can contact.

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