Haiti . . . how can I help?
You will find below some ways in which you can assist the relief effort in Haiti through The Free Methodist Church in Canada.
About giving financially
THE BISHOP’S RELIEF FUND
Temporary shelters, Restoration of repairable buildings, & Medium/long-term rebuilding – needs in the weeks and months to come! The Bishop’s Relief Fund is our Free Methodist Church in Canada’s vehicle for Haiti recovery and rebuilding. Click here to donate online.
INTERNATIONAL CHILD CARE MINISTRIES – if you are a sponsor of a child in Haiti, you may want to direct your donations in this area.
Remittance of funds: Because the FMCiC does not have a bank account specifically for the Bishop’s Relief Fund, the Department of Administrative Services has asked that you advise your treasurers to make cheques payable to “The Free Methodist Church in Canada” – not to the Bishop’s Relief Fund. (On the cheque memo line write Bishop’s Relief Fund – Haiti so that it is clear where these funds are to go.)
About joining a Work Team
Grant Sigsworth is coordinating our Canadian Free Methodist reponse in Haiti. To contact him regarding your participation or if you require further information please contact him by email here.
Openings are available on three Canadian work teams through Help Haiti Heal (Canada) for the following dates in 2011:
- March 30-April 10 (led by Belleville Centennial FMC);
- October 20-30; and November 6-16.
- Openings also are available for teams of 2-3 weeks each from mid-January to late March, led by Ian van Norman (Westsprings FMC, Calgary)
About Haiti Updates
Reports regarding the stages of development in Haiti