Thank you all for your many calls and emails regarding how you can serve Haiti in this time of tragedy and need. We recognize and honor your hearts for your brothers and sisters in Haiti, and we are heartbroken with you. It is naturally our first response to want to go help. There are many ways you can do that, and there will be much help needed for years and years to come.
Right now, Haiti needs your prayers and your financial support. Our partners are already on the ground in Haiti doing relief work, and they are running out of supplies. Support the efforts of our partners through the efforts of Church World Service and Baptist World Aid by giving through One Great Hour of Sharing (http://www.internationalministries.org/items/80)
If you want to GO:
For serving immediately: If you are a MEDICAL professional and are available to leave when the phone rings, then email BIMvolunteers@abc-usa.org and put MED VOL NOW in the subject line with your name, contact information, language skills, and medical specialty and fill out the volunteer application immediately (click here) and we will process you as a volunteer. We’ll pass your name to Kristy Engel and she’ll be making calls as she hears that the border is open. There may be a short window of opportunity to cross from the Dominican Republic into Haiti, so if you get a call, please be prepared to go.
For serving in the future: (est. mid February forward), email BIMvolunteers@abc-usa.org and put VOL HAITI in the subject line. Include your name, contact information, language skills, what you would like to do (medical, construction, art/music, etc), and when you can go/for how long. Fill out the volunteer application immediately (click here) and we will process you as a volunteer. If you are getting a group together, send us the team leader’s name and contact information.
All volunteers and teams registered with International Ministries will be provided with free travel accident insurance (insurance summary)
Please know that we are working with our partners in Haiti, missionaries, and agencies in the USA to coordinate efforts in order to provide the best services that meet their long term strategies. There will be plenty of opportunity for years to come as Haiti recovers and rebuilds from this unimaginable tragedy.