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Helping Haiti: Supply Drives

on 1.14.2010 at 3:56pm
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I am in awe at the pictures of Haiti, the destruction and the people.  Honestly, it is events like this that you never forget where you were when you saw it or heard about it.

If you know nothing about Haiti, read a little about the poverty that already existed.  If you want something not mainstream media, check out this blog of missionaries in the area.

The number one need is money, CNN put together a list of international organizations currently providing relief that are accepting donations.

One easy option text HAITI to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the Red Cross.

Another Option:

I know for most of us we don’t have excessive fund to donate.  We do have an abundance of other items.   If you know of a clothing, blanket, personal care items etc. type drive in your please leave a comment with the details.  I will pull any details together make a running list by area.

Florida

Cities All Over Florida Have Places To Drop Off Supplies; Check Here

Snack Food, Cereal, Towels, and Hygiene Products [note: no clothes at this time]

Miami – Drop off at any Fire Department

Non perishable Food, Water, Medical Supplies or Medications

Lakeland – St. Paul Lutheran

Soap, Sheets, Washcloths, Clean Clothes, Dishwashing Liquid, Antibiotic Ointment

Tallahassee – T Mobile on Apalachee Parkway

Saturday January 16th – Bring Food, Clothing and old used cellphones to help with communication

Orlando – International Medical Outreach and Haiti Hospital Appeal

Medical Supplies, Medicine, and Personal Hygiene.  Call 321-332-4586 to schedule a donation; the links are here: http://imoucf.com/ and http://haitihospitalappeal.org/.

South Carolina

Cayce/West Columbia – Cayce United Methodist Church

Health Kits – See comments below for details

Columbia/Lexington – Eastminster Presbyterian, 3200 Trenholm Rd and most Presbyterian Churches

Hygiene Kits – See comments below for details

Alabama

Pratville – Jose’s Cantina

Non perishable food and bottled food

Georgia

Atlanta – Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 291 East Hamilton Holmes Drive

Clothes, water, canned goods and hygiene items

Savannah – First Baptist Church of Garden City

Medical Supplies and Medications

– The Christian Revival Center

Blankets, Pillows, Clothes, and Shoes

– Savannah International Loop, 318 E. Huntingdon St.

Blankets, Pillows, Towels, Sanitary Napkins, and Diapers

Ohio

WestervilleLifeline Christian Mission

Collecting goods or donations

Alaska

Anchorage – sites here

Combs w/ sharp handles, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Bars of Soap, Terry Cloth Hand Towels, Boxes of Gallon Zip Lock Bags

Tennessee

Nashville – Calvary United Methodist Church

Put together a Health Kit and drop it off (see comment 4 for details)

– Brent Gambrell Ministries 501 Metroplex Drive

Water, Food, Baby Formula, Medical Supplies, Blankets

-Project C.U.R.E. 2300 Clifton Avenue Nashville, TN 37209

Disinfectants / antibacterial solutions (peroxide),  Hand sanitizer, Masks, Sterile gloves, Bandages, Tape, Baby supplies, Personal care items, Feminine hygiene supplies, Crutches, Band Aids

    • Shannon

      If you live in the Savannah area, you can bring any of the following supplies to First Baptist Church of Garden City. Mrs. Austine Smith is a frequent missionary to Haiti and she has requested these items to take with her. She is trying to get a plane ticket to get back over there
      4×4 bandages, 2×2 bandages, rolls of bandages, medical tape, burn meds/ointment, triple antibiotic ointments, baby pain medication (aspirin), baby cold and flu medication, adult aspirin/pain medications, peroxide, etc.

      • Sharon, I am coming to Savannah from Statesboro in the morning, what about rubbing alcohol? I saw peroxide but was not sure if you could use alcohol?

      • Abigail

        Shannon – you put “baby pain medication (aspirin)” but aspirin should not be given to any one under the age of 18 (due to a serious side effect called Reyes Syndrome) so do you mean things like liquid tylenol and motrin or are you referring to low dose aspirin which is commonly called “baby” aspirin?

      • Shannon, I went to the church this morning but no one was there. The sign said the office was closed on Friday but I dropped off the supplies at the Methodist Church around the corner. Their secretary said that she would get it to you guys! Just wanted to let you know.

    • kelly

      Just listened to an interesting interview on NPR. The watch dog group at http://www.charitywatch.org rates charities with a grading system. They suggest that you donate to an organization with an established track record. You’ll find the Haiti link on their home page.

    • Trisha

      If you live in the Westerville, OH area, Lifeline Christian Mission, http://www.lifeline.org/news/Haiti.htm, is putting together supplies to go to Haiti, as well as accepting donations for relief. I don’t know how many Ohioans read Southern Savers, but maybe a few?

      The folks who run Lifeline are great and have a wonderful ministry to the Haitians (as you will read if you click on the link). They are in the thick of it in Haiti and doing their best to help those in need.

    • Allison

      UMCOR (The United Methodist Committee on Relief)(through the Sager Brown Center) is coordinating a shipment of health kits to provide individuals with basic necessities. All items must be NEW. Place these items inside a sealed one-gallon plastic bag:
      1 hand towel (15” x 25” up to 17” x 27”, no kitchen towels)
      1 washcloth
      1 comb (large and sturdy, not pocket-sized)
      1 nail file or fingernail clippers (no emery boards or toenail clippers)
      1 bath-size bar of soap (3 oz. and up)
      1 toothbrush (single brushes only in original wrapper, no child-size brushes)
      6 adhesive plastic strip sterile bandages

      If you are in Nashville, TN and you would like to make a kit and bring it to Calvary United Methodist Church, 3701 Hillsboro Rd., we will mail it to Sager Brown. Also check with other United Methodist Churches in your area. For more info: http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umcor/getconnected/supplies/health-kit/

      Many of these are items that are free or close to it, so check your stock-piles! Thanks!

      • kathi

        I am not Methodist but I have participated in a couple of their drives for emergency supplies through different United Methodist churches here. They have several different “standard packages”. IME the church will solicit a particular type (this one I think is “personal hygiene”) but will transport other types as well. They have a “clean up” one that they were in serious need of after the tsunami and hurricane Katrina and a “school” one that I know of. Anyway then the church collects them in a warehouse “until needed”. It is my understanding that supplies were so low after the tsunami that most of the clean up kits didn’t even get into the warehouse before they were shipped to victims BUT in theory it is supposed to work more on the pantry system where there is always a supply and they FIFO

      • Also, 100% of all monetary donations given to UMCOR thru any Methodist Church goes directly to the disaster relief effort. We have a different “special offering” that pays for all administrative costs for disaster relief.

        • michelle

          I am collecting donations in Cleveland TN for my mom’s group who is with the UMC as well. her group will be going in March and is in need of the same items as listed. Another item that can be donated in American Airline Miles,they can be used to assist in the cost to get relief workers over there.
          fullhousetn@charter.net

    • Jenna

      Not to rain on this great idea, but money is really the best and most efficient way to help out the people of Haiti. It costs a lot of money to transport clothes, so most organizations won’t accept clothes. In other international disasters in past years, tons of shipments of supplies were never delivered to the intended recipients because of the chaos. And with thousands of people donating goods, some items are duplicated while others are omitted. Just $10 can help! But if you know of someone directly going over there, by all means do whatever you can, especially if they are asking for donated goods.

      • Anna

        Yeah I think a lot of the groups organizing these supply drives don’t realize how expensive it is to ship supplies. They mean well, but if it’s just a church or an individual deciding what they think is needed, the overall picture isn’t coordinated. Please, please, just give money. Think if everyone who reads this blog gave just 5 bucks. It adds up.

    • Gabi

      Seacoast Church (SC, NC, and GA) is helping hands on by donating a water purification system that will get clean water to 5000 people. You can make a donation through http://www.seacoast.org, or better yet by going straight to http://watermissions.org/devastating-quake-strikes-haiti to make a donation. Water Missions International plans on sending about a dozen of those systems to Haiti.

      And please don’t forget the power of prayer.

    • Jackie Owens

      Spirit Airlines is offering 5000 miles for donating to Haiti.
      http://marketing.spiritair.com/haitirelief/

      I already done my part, hope it helps.

    • Ashley

      http://www.missionaryflights.org/docs/Needed_Items.pdf This is a link to a mission aviation service that serves Haiti. It lists items needed and locations in Florida to drop off.

    • Here is an awesome rescue center in Haiti. They do amazing work.

      http://haitirescuecenter.wordpress.com/

      You can read and see picture of all they are doing on their blog and you can also donate to them. Money given is used to help malnourished children and to treat injured or sick people. Right now they have a need to just feed the kids that are staying with them now. About 70. Since food prices are rising they need money. Their formula supply is low so they need to buy a substitute for the babies.

    • Margie

      Eastminster Presbyterian in Columbia, SC sent an e-newsletter today detailing ways our members can provide help. In addition to prayer and monetary donations, our church is asking us to put together Hygiene Kits to be taken to our church office at 3200 Trenholm Road.

      Please see below for details:

      Hygiene Kits: Pack the following items in 1 gallon plastic bags with zippered closures, bring them Sunday or drop them off at the church office.

      1 hand towel (approximately 16″ x 28″, no fingertip or bath towels)
      1 washcloth
      1 wide-tooth comb
      1 nail clipper (no metal files or emery boards)
      1 bar of soap (bath size in wrapper)
      1 toothbrush in original packaging
      6-Band-Aids.

      • Dawn

        This is a great effort by Trinity Presbytery. If you are not able to get to Eastminister, any Presbyterian church in Columbia/ Lexington area are accepting kits. I love the cell phone donation. I heard one report say they have raised in the millions already.

    • You can send 10$ to the Red Cross for Haitian relief by texting “Haiti” to 90999. You will get a confirmation text, and you can go to the website to request a receipt for tax purposes.

    • Website for text giving is http://www.mgive.com

    • Michelle

      According to my local news site in the tampabay area in Florida. All Publix and Sweetbay stores are accepting donations at the registers

    • JenW

      KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – Drop off supplies to go to Haiti today at Remote Area Medical, 1834 Beech Street, 37920. Plane leaves tomorrow (1/15/2010). Call 865-609-1876 for packaging info.
      > Aspirin as much as you can provide
      > Ibuprofen/ Tylenol liquid for infants
      > Ibuprofen/Tylenot (acetaminophin) tablets for adults
      > Anti-diarrhea medication (like Imodium) tablets or capsules (not liquid or liqui-gels) as much as you can provide
      > Anti-itch cream (Benadryl)
      > Vaseline (we can use up to 20 pounds)
      > Antibiotic cream (Neosporin) as much as you can provide
      > Ace bandages as much as you can provide
      > Ziplock bags all sizes
      > Fine tip sharpies – 20
      > Alcohol in plastic bottles up to 50 bottles
      > Wash cloths will be lower priority so will be one of the last things packed
      > Dish towels (flour sack cotton, not washcloth type – basically those that would leave less lent) these are for use by docs when treating patients
      > Empty bottles with multi-hole pop-up caps various sizes (these can be filled with water to flush debris) you can find smaller ones in travel item section at Wal-Mart
      > Crutches have an old set at home you arent using? If stoppers, handgrips and arm pads are in good shape – we can use these.
      > Eye drops non-medicated (saline¦.liquid tears) as much as you can provide.
      > Gauze pads 2×2 and 4×4 sizes
      > Band-aids 20 30 boxes
      > Bandages

    • Amy

      Our church, Christ Presbyterian Church in Bradenton, Florida, will be accepting donations of any first aid, personal items, items needed such as water tablets, children clothes, etc. each Sunday from 11 till noon. Our children in our missions home in Port-a-Prince are safe. They are in tin-like huts. A very common request is black baby dolls. The number one request of donations is money. We are going back ASAP, however, it all depends on the airport opening right now. We are sending supplies via snail mail in the mean time. If you have more questions you can contact Christian on our contact us page at…
      http://www.emphasisonchrist.com/
      Dropoff-
      Christ Presbyterian Church
      515 Upper Manatee River Road
      Bradenton, FL
      34212
      1-941-748-3363
      As always, miracles happen every day, KEEP PRAYING!!!
      Amy

    • K

      fastforhaiti.com

    • Erin

      Someone sent me a message today saying that UPS was shipping 50lbs boxes or under for free to Haiti. I am not sure if this is true or not, but it is worth investigating!

      • Tina

        FYI!

        Service to Haiti suspended; UPS provides aid

        Service Update

        UPS is providing financial support and emergency logistics assistance to help survivors of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. We are working with relief organizations to transport much needed supplies and food to the area. If you wish to donate to the relief efforts, UPS encourages you to work directly with the following organizations:

        The American Red Cross – http://www.redcross.org
        CARE – http://www.care.org
        UNICEF – http://www.unicef.org

        UPS is not accepting shipments from individuals or local organizations due to the logistics challenges in Haiti. Service will resume as soon as conditions allow. Shipments to Haiti made prior to the earthquake are temporarily being held at UPS facilities in Miami.

        The UPS package guarantee does not apply when transportation networks are disrupted.

      • Gabi

        Just checked on their web site and this is what they are saying:
        UPS is providing financial support and emergency logistics assistance to help survivors of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. We are working with relief organizations to transport much needed supplies and food to the area. If you wish to donate to the relief efforts, UPS encourages you to work directly with the following organizations:

        The American Red Cross – http://www.redcross.org
        CARE – http://www.care.org
        UNICEF – http://www.unicef.org

        UPS is not accepting shipments from individuals or local organizations due to the logistics challenges in Haiti.

      • Jennifer

        I just googled this, and it is not true. It would have been great though.

    • Marie

      Don’t forget about giving blood to the Red Cross!! :-) Also, just helping out your local shelters and pantries with food, supplies and service hours will reduce demand on national organizations so they can focus money and man power to this disaster relief effort

    • Sam

      Thank you for posting this. My wife is Haitian and we are still trying to contact some family members. Partners in Health (pih.org) and Doctors Without Borders (doctorswithoutborders.org) are great organizations for medical relief right now. The Lambi Fund (lambifund.org) is great for longer term help rebuilding the society. The medical supply kits sound like a great idea — thanks to all who are praying and donating.

      • Brandy T

        My prayers go out to your family and your wife’s. I can honeslty say I know how heart wrenching it can be when you don’t know where your family is. May God bless you and help you through these times!

        • Sam

          Thank you :)

        • Sam

          We found out tonight that both sides of the family have survived, and are happy to be alive, though they are without homes. Thank you again for your prayers and remember to keep Haitians in your thoughts throughout the long rebuilding effort to follow this period of rescue and mourning.

    • My company is working alongside Feed The Children. We are working with Feed the Children to send 6,000 Nourish the Children Vitameal bags into Haiti immediately. If you would like to donate a bag, which will feed a child for one month, go to http://www.discovertheagelessway.com, and click on the Vitameal bag.This will be sent directly to Haiti to help those in need. The company won an American Business Award for this international program in 2009, and so far, over 100 million meals have been donated worldwide. see http://www.nourishthechildren.com

      Our company scientists consulted with world experts in child malnutrition and created VitaMeals to offer an ideal nutritious food solution that is supplied around the world to disaster and famine relief areas. Today, at my BNI meeeting we collected to send 15 bags…every bit helps.

    • Elizabeth

      They are collecting non perishable food and bottled water at Jose’s Cantina in Prattville, Al.
      http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20100114/NEWS/100114034/Prattville+restaurant+to+collect+supplies+for+Haiti

    • The Indianapolis Area is teaming up with a communications company that houses several radio stations and Pierre Garcon (Indianapolis Colts Player) to donate startin 1/15/10. Garcon is from Haiti and has a mission organization that will be going into the area to deliver supplies and help. For More details check out the website HERE- http://hoosiershelpinghaiti.bbnow.org/index.php to check out the credibility of the companies go HERE- http://www.wzpl.com/

      As well as 5/3 Bank locations will be taking donations at any branch location in the Central Indiana region. These events will take place through 1/19/10.

      Thanks for posting this!

    • michelle

      My mom will be traveling to Haiti in March with the United Methodist church Hearts for Haiti program, she has been going twice a year for numerous years now. I live in Cleveland TN and am collecting donations for her group. Medicine, especially infant and children’s pain relief is at the top of their list for needs. American Airlines miles can be donated and are needed for the groups going over to provide relief. If you are local and would like to donate you can email me @ fullhousetn@chater.net Financial donations are needed for the cost of shipping suppplies.

    • Blessings to all of you for opening your hearts to the hurting in Haiti. I returned to the US in July from spending the last 4 years (along with my husband & daughter) as a missionary to Haiti, so I’m gonna throw in my 2 cents worth as someone with a bit of experience. (I started couponing upon my return to the US last summer)

      Please, please if at all possible give $$- no matter how large or small the donation. This is truly the biggest need now. Donated supplies cost unbelievable amounts to be shipped and get through customs- if there is even a way to do that.

      If you decide to donate supplies in addition to $$, please pay attention to what is TRULY NEEDED. Below is a list of items we used in our ministry to a rural village outside Cabaret, Haiti
      Peanut Butter; Infant Formula; childrens shoes (Not Infant shoes – the only Adult shoes needed are Nike type tennis shoes); multi-vitamins w/iron (no gummy vitamins); antibiotic ointment; & ibuprofen.

      Please DO NOT send heavy items & liquids or clothing. Canned goods we use here are not appropriate for the kind of cooking done in Haiti. Pkges of dry goods become bug-infested too easily and need to be bought in Haiti. Shipping to Haiti is VERY expensive & difficult. Remember it is VERY HOT in Haiti w/ no a/c or refrigeration. Donate accordingly.

      This may all sound discouraging- but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Please, please keep Haiti & her people in your prayers and give until it hurts :D Haitian Christians are wonderful, enthusiastic, strong, faith-filled people. They are survivors, but right now they need us to stand with them in prayer, encouragement & support.

      Bondye beni ou!
      May God bless you all!
      Cheryl Merritt

    • mommiesrule!

      God,

      Please be with the people of Haiti, the missionaries, the relief workers, and volunteers. We lift our heavy hearts up to you to ease the physical pain, ease the emotional suffering, and expedite healing within Your Will. You are an almighty God! I pray that you give each one of us the guidance and direction to help relief efforts with however you lay it upon our hearts. Amen

      • Ashley

        Amen

    • Erin

      Does anyone know of anything going on in Lexington, SC? I don’t have the means to make monetary donations right now, but I do have some clothes and a few other things that I would like to donate. Please let me know.

      • Sharon

        Please contact the S.C. Baptist Convention. They are coordinating a disaster relief/recovery effort.

        • Dawn

          saxe Gotha Pres is collecting personal kits. Go to:www.saxegotha.org

          • Erin

            Thanks.

    • Kayla

      If anyone knows of a place to donate item in or near Greenville SC please let me know.
      Email – kburic0375@gmail.com

      Thanks.

    • Sam

      Thank you, Brandy :)

    • jhuggins

      I am 30 minutes from Daytona Beach, and 1 hour from Jacksonville Florida. Is there anywhere in that area that I can donate. My kids are out of school until Tuesday. I will also be willing to travel to Orlando Florida. Jenny how great and wonderful you are to be a blessing to these families and to your group. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!

    • Tamara

      Lakeland, FL St Paul Lutheran Church
      Supplies we are collecting as of 1/14/10

      Dishwashing liquid

      Soap (bar or liquid)

      Antibiotic ointment

      Bed sheets

      Washcloths

      Good clean used clothes

      Boxes in which to pack the above supplies

    • Brandi Chambers

      Water Missions International of Charleston, SC (non-profit) is accepting monetary donations through their website (www.watermissions.org).
      They have staff in Haiti already and are currently sending 10 water purification systems to Haiti (to be delivered by Saturday 1/16/10). These water purification systems can purify 10,000 gallons of water a day. That amount can provide enough water to 5,000 people a day.

    • jill

      Thank you for the info… I live maybe 10 minutes from the place in Westerville, OH but didn’t hear about what they’re doing until now. We are planning to take some donations there and my husband has also tweeted about it for our other Ohio friends.

    • Brent Gambrell Ministries

      501 Metroplex Drive, Suite 112

      Nashville, Tennessee 37211

      MAJOR NEEDS: WATER,FOOD,BABY FORMULA,MEDICAL SUPPLIES,BLANKETS

      We need the following items:

      Tylenol, Children’s Tylenol, Advil, bandages, antibiotic creams, non-perishable foods, flashlights and batteries, personal hygiene products, antibiotics, peroxide, antifungal ointment, canned meats, canned food goods, cold packs, ace bandages, thin blankets, pastas, canned milk, baby cereal, wash cloths, baby wipes, anti-bacterial gel.

      We DO NOT NEED clothing at this time, but shoes are needed (new or lightly worn).

      Please help us show the love of the Lord to the people of Haiti.

      You can contact us at (615) 331-4600 or info@brentgambrell.com

    • Gayle

      I also like Doctors without borders and Save the Children.

      Just be very careful which ones you send the money to. The list from CNN was very helpful.

    • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has some supplies in Haiti already and has a plane leaving from denver on Saturday and one from Miami on Sunday, each with 80,000 pounds of supplies. You can read more here, including a place to donate funds:

      http://newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/news-releases-stories/church-sending-team-of-doctors-to-assist-in-haiti

      If you want to complete Humanitarian and/or Newborn kits (both of which are being shipped), instructions can be found here:

      http://www.providentliving.org/content/display/0,11666,4598-1-3263-1,00.html

    • celia

      Old Navy is also a drop off site.. They are accepting water, blankets etc.

    • Kelly

      Any places in Hampton Roads area of VA?

      • Michelle

        Kelly,

        Hello I have been searching for the same thing here. If you find out any information please let me know.

    • Rebekah

      I got this email yesterday from the West Metro Chamber of Commerce…its for the Cayce/West Columbia/surrounding areas or anyone…

      Cayce United Methodist Church responds to Haiti earthquake

      Cayce United Methodist Church (1600 Twelfth St. Cayce SC 29033, ph- 803/794-3200, e-mail cayceumcoffice@sc.rr.com), through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR- the emergency relief arm of the United Methodist Church) is helping with relief efforts in Haiti following the terrible earthquake. UMCOR is there now as a first responder, helping with medical aid, food, water, clothing, and emergency shelter. Cayce UMC is funneling donations and supplies through UMCOR. Because administrative costs are cared for by the church, 100 % of the donations go to direct aid.

      If you would like to help, there are three ways you can participate:

      First- prayer for the victims and those involved in rescue efforts

      Second- financial donations can be made to Cayce UMC and earmarked “Haiti Earthquake Relief” (remember- 100% of your donation will go to help people in Haiti)

      Third- Cayce UMC is making “health kits” that are desperately needed there. These will be assembled and shipped at the end of each week. You can make donations of the items needed (see the list below), assemble bags and bring them to the church for shipping, or make financial donations for purchasing the items (earmark checks “Health Kits for Haiti”)

      Health Kit Items Value: $12 per kit

      Place these items inside a sealed one-gallon plastic bag.

      1 hand towel (15″ x 25″ up to 17″ x 27″, No kitchen towels)
      1 washcloth
      1 comb (large and sturdy, not pocket-sized)
      1 nail file or fingernail clippers (no emery boards or toenail clippers)
      1 bath-size bar of soap (3 oz. and up)
      1 toothbrush (single brushes only in original wrapper, No child-size brushes)
      6 adhesive plastic strip sterile bandages
      $1.00 to purchase toothpaste
      (NOTE: UMCOR Sager Brown is now purchasing toothpaste in bulk to be added to health kits before shipping to ensure that the product does not expire before they are sent.)
      Important Kit Assembly Information

      All items included in kits must be NEW items.
      All emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the greatest number of situations. Since strict rules often govern product entry into international countries, it is important that kits contain only the requested items-nothing more.
      Do NOT include any personal notes, money or additional materials in the kits. These things must be painstakingly removed and will delay the shipment.

    • Dawn

      Dear Brothers and Sisters,

      The recent earthquake in Haiti has drawn our attention and our compassion. There are a several things that we can do here in Richmond to help the people of Haiti.

      First, pray for Haiti and for those involved in rescue efforts.

      Second, give generously to UMCOR. In disaster situations around the world, UMCOR is among the first on the ground, and the last to leave. Reveille and other congregations faithfully support the annual fundraising effort, One Great Hour of Sharing, to cover UMCOR’s administrative costs. So you can give knowing that 100% of your donation will be used directly for disaster recovery efforts and humanitarian aid in Haiti. You may make your check out to “Reveille UMC” and indicate “UMCOR Haiti” and/or “UMCOR Advance # 418325″ on the memo line.

      Third, donate items for Reveille members to assemble health kits. These are sent by UMCOR to provide individuals in the disaster zone with basic necessities. Items needed include hand towels (15″x25″ up to 17″x27”, no kitchen towels), washcloths, combs (large and sturdy, not pocket-sized), nail files or fingernail clippers (no emery boards or toenail clippers), bath-size bars of soap (3 oz. and up), toothbrushes (single brushes only in original wrapper), and adhesive plastic strip sterile bandages. Items will be collected through Sunday, January 24. We will then work together to assemble these kits at Wonderful Wednesday on January 27 for shipment to UMCOR’s distribution facility.

      Thank you for your love and compassion for all of God’s children.

      Chris Donald
      Associate Pastor
      Phone: (804) 359-6041
      We are online at http://www.reveilleumc.org.

    • Dawn

      This post is for anyone in the Richmond, VA area.

    • Laura

      Samaritan’s Purse (www.samaritanspurse.org) is also a very good organization which is helping Haiti.

    • Sarah

      Nashville, TN http://www.brentgambrell.com
      Brent Gambrell Ministries
      501 Metroplex Drive, Suite 112
      Nashville, Tennessee 37211

      MAJOR NEEDS: WATER,FOOD,BABY FORMULA,MEDICAL SUPPLIES,BLANKETS

      We need the following items:
      Tylenol, Children’s Tylenol, Advil, bandages, antibiotic creams, non-perishable foods, flashlights and batteries, personal hygiene products, antibiotics, peroxide, antifungal ointment, canned meats, canned food goods, cold packs, ace bandages, thin blankets, pastas, canned milk, baby cereal, wash cloths, baby wipes, anti-bacterial gel.

    • Debbie

      Here is part of a letter from the rector of Old St. Andrews, Charleston. They have a close relationship with the Dominican Republic (right next to Haiti).

      The Bishop of the Dominican Republic has asked for funds to be sent so that the Diocese of the DR can assist across the border as they are able. Additionally, my friends at Water Missions are mobilized already to assist in Haiti and already have 23 operational water purification systems in Haiti. No doubt, these water purification systems will be even more important in the coming months as people in Haiti seek clean drinking water.

      A collection basket will be in the Church near the baptismal font beginning with this Sunday’s services. Donations will be collected through the end of January and will go 50 percent to Water Missions and 50 percent to the Diocese of the DR. I am confident that both will be grateful for our assistance. Please give generously. Your checks can be made payable to Old St. Andrew’s and on the memo line write “Haiti.”

      Please continue to pray for the many, many people in Haiti who have been affected by this tragedy.

      In Christ,
      Father Marshall+

    • Daphne

      Project C.U.R.E.
      2300 Clifton Avenue
      Nashville, TN 37209

      Suggested donations for Help for Haiti:

      * Disinfectants / antibacterial solutions (peroxide)
      * Hand sanitizer
      * Masks
      * Sterile gloves
      * Bandages
      * Wraps/rolled bandages
      * Gauze and dressings
      * Tape
      * Antibiotic ointment (Neosporin)
      * Analgesics (Tylenol, aspirin, Advil)
      * Splints
      * Diapers
      * Baby bottles
      * Baby formula
      * Infant rehydration (Pedialyte)
      * Personal care items
      * Toothbrush/toothpaste
      * Feminine hygiene supplies
      * Adhesive bandages (Band-Aids)
      * Water purification tablets
      * Crutches

      • Do you know of any groups in Knoxville area taking such donations?

    • MommaPalm

      Make your monetary donations count!

      My Employer is matching 50 cents for every $1 an employee or retiree contributes to the American Red Cross – whether it’s to the national organization or a local chapter. This match will be in effect through Feb. 2.
      Check with your employer and see if you can get your donation Matched!!!!

    • Hi I am also in the process of compiling a list of donation locations around the country. I am going to shamelessly cut and paste from your site I hope thats OK and feel free to do the same to me http://haitidonationsites.afritwitter.com/

    • Kendra

      ATTENTION!!! Anyone who has opened a Swagbucks account, or anyone willing to open one can donate to the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund. Depending on how many swagbucks are donated each swagbuck can equal up to $1! If you sign-up you get 3 swag bucks instantly!! It is quick and easy and you can open several accounts (one per e-mail address). Money is the best option for needs like this, and donating swagbucks is essentially free and takes a total of 5 minutes (maybe, if you are not a current member…it will probably take less time in reality). I encourage everyone to do this, it’s so easy!!!

    • Carey

      Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington, SC is inviting people to fill a gallon bag with supplies that they will ship to Haiti or you can make a monetary donation. Copy this link to your browser to find out exact details.

      http://saxegotha.org/home/page.asp?id=398

    • shelley

      Tennessee-
      First Baptist Church Hendersonville- Accepting new twin size fleece blankets Sunday Jan. 17 to be sent with other supplies early next week.

    • Christie

      Atlanta Area
      Tucker, GA
      Jean drive

      Jean, clothing drive Sunday in Tucker

      5:54 pm January 15, 2010, by Staff Reports

      An Atlanta-based jeans company is collecting used or gently used jeans for Haiti.

      PZI Jeans is asking all metro Atlantans interested in donating to their jean-a-rosity campaign to drop-off their jeans at their Tucker warehouse. They are asking for items for children as well as adults.

      PZI Jeans plans to work with the American Red Cross to have their items along with monetary donations sent and will donate a portion of their inventory of their clothing line of jeans, shirts, skirts and more.

      What: Jeans/Clothing Drive
      Where: 4679 Hugh Howell Road, Ste E-F, Tucker, GA 30084
      Hours: Sunday, Jan/17th – Tuesday, Jan/19th | 9:00am-5:00pm

    • Christie

      Atlanta, GA area
      Supply drive
      Quantcast
      Haiti earthquake: Atlanta responds
      Atlanta singles group begins drive for Haiti

      AJC 8:33 am January 16, 2010, by Staff Reports

      A Singles Club at the Berean Seventh-day Adventist to Church in Atlanta is collecting Saturday clothes, water, canned goods and hygiene items to be sent earthquake victims in Haiti.

      The “life or death for Haiti” drive begins at 11 a.m. and will last until 4 p.m. The collection site is at the church at 291 East Hamilton Holmes Drive.

      Shalanda Stewart, president of the group, noted that one club member had lost two uncles in the earthquake. Other club members also have relatives in Haiti and they don’t know if their loved ones are alive and well, injured or dead.

      The group’s drive will continue until Feb. 27.

      On week days, supplies can be left at the deacon’s office at the church between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    • Mary

      Grand Rapids, MI – Family Fare & D&W stores have the red kettles out from Salvation Army for cash donations.

    • Kurt Webster

      Does anyone know of a drop off box for clothes and etc. close to atlanta georgia, my class has started to collect goods for haiti, but we cannot afford the shipping costs, please let me know if anyone knows how to ship these for free somewhere. Thank you and god bless!

    • kathi

      SC Charleston area
      As you may know, the Charleston Air Force Base 437th Air Wing and 315th Air Wing are working hard getting rescue teams, relief supplies and equipment to Haiti. They are also transporting U.S. Citizens out of Haiti.
      They are requesting help through donations of non-perishable snack items like peanut butter crackers, granola bars, trail or nut mixes or the like in individual packages so that small food bags can be given to the folks they are moving in and transporting out of Haiti. The Charleston Chamber of Commerce’s Military Relations Committee is collecting snacks and assembling snack bags to be distributed.
      Your donations can be dropped off at the Chamber’s offices at 2750 Speissegger Drive between now and Friday, 1/22 at 5:00 p.m. The Military Relations Committee will then assemble the snack bags for distribution. It does not seem like a huge contribution but it is to those that will receive this nourishment until they reach their destination.

    • Alyssa

      Does anyone know where or how I can donate gently used clothing and shoes in the Indianapolis or Columbus(47203), Indiana areas? I wanted to help in the first place but after the 2nd quake today i dont think that I can live with myself if I don’t donate now…I’m 22 and haven’t gotten rid of anything since the 6th grade when i was…idk 11 or 12…I feel like its what I should do and would want someone to do if I were in their shoes. Please help me if you can @ all I’m becoming desperate and anxious trying to find a place to take my items.

    • I love the idea of giving items for Haiti. I am however getting very frustrated with people who are discouraging giving items and instead recommending that we give money. We have several friends of friends over there and the word is that money will do the people no good cause there is nowhere to buy the things they need. Items are being shipped or flown in to the area. I can give more to the needs by using coupons and buying items inexpensively rather than giving money to some organization to spend liberally. They aren’t going to go find a good deal, they are just going to buy a huge lot of stuff with whatever money is given. I have in my house soap, toothbrushes/paste, used kids clothes, etc that I could give and I know they could use. It is just hard to find the groups that are requesting anything other than money.

    • I am sponsoring a clothes and food drive in huntsville, alabama at Union Chapel CDC. I am accepting all items.

    • C Downing

      I am not trying to be mean but we have raised alot of money to help Hatti 72billion in one tv airing 30billion in privite donations to save 3 million .. Are there not enough people here to help I know more than 4 familys whom are having trouble with the essentals Folks they are in every neighborhood … and most are too proud to ask for help most are one pay check away from losing home,car,being without things they need shouldn’t we help here first
      I took a few grocieries to one family and you could see she was happy to have them I got hugs from her kids… my heart truly breaks and I pray for Hatti but I don’t get why we cannot or will not show the same compassion for our fellow americans

    • Miss Audrey Wallace

      Hello my name is miss wallace and I amlokking for missionary groups that are willing to take clothes over to Haiti, there was a book store that avertised taking up donations but under some conditions are gone out of business. I have collected alot of items and need help to find the right connections to get our donations to Haiti, if you can please help us in our endeavor. You may contact me at 865-237-7355 Thank you and God bless

    • Miss Wallace

      I am sorry i made a typing error it should say looking for. Please help I have all these clothes shoes hats ballcaps socks t-shirts dresses that i am sure so many people can use.
      Miss Wallace 865-237-7355 Knoxville,TN. Be Blessed in the word of GOD

    • Miss Audrey Wallace

      Hello my name is miss wallace and I amlokking for missionary groups that are willing to take clothes over to Haiti, there was a book store that avertised taking up donations but under some conditions are gone out of business. I have collected alot of items and need help to find the right connections to get our donations to Haiti, if you can please help us in our endeavor. You may contact me at 865-237-7355 Thank you and God bless

    • Miss Wallace

      I am sorry i made a typing error it should say looking for. Please help I have all these clothes shoes hats ballcaps socks t-shirts dresses that i am sure so many people can use.
      Miss Wallace 865-237-7355 Knoxville,TN. Be Blessed in the word of GOD