Thursday, January 14, 2010

All Saints part of local relief efforts for Haitian earthquake

Aftermath of Haiti quakes hits San Gabriel Valley
By Brian Charles, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/13/2010 05:57:48 PM PST

Haitians pass destroyed buildings on January 13, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands.

The first cargo planes with food, water, medical supplies, shelter and sniffer dogs headed to the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation a day after the quake flattened much of the capital of 2 million people.

Relief efforts are ramping across Southern California. All Saints Church in Pasadena will work through the Episcopal Relief and Development foundation to funnel aid to the country, said Keith Holeman, All Saints church spokesman.

"We'll be sending out an e-mail blast to all parishioners today, urging them to donate online today to our partner on the ground in Haiti, Episcopal Relief and Development -- or to bring a donation on Sunday," he said.

Holeman said cash donations are preferred in this case since the Episcopal Relief and Development foundation is on the ground ready to assist people in Haiti.

Donations to the Episcopal Relief and Development fund is is online at http://www.er-d.org/donate-select.php

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