Food For The Poor Relief On Its Way to Help Haiti Quake Victims

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The devastating earthquake in Haiti has thousands of people left homeless,without clean water or the basic necessities. Like everyone else, the members of Corporate Concierge, Inc. are deeply concerned about the victims of this week’s earthquake in Haiti and want to help in any way possible.  Whole Foods Market  Corporate Concierge, Scott Smitherman, along with his fellow employees are supporting  the Food For The Poor  organization. Whole Foods Market has partnered with Food For The Poor  to help provide relief for the earthquake victims in Haiti.

Please join Whole Foods Market in their efforts to provide relief to the people of Haiti by making a donation today.  Almost 100 containers of urgently needed medical supplies, rice and canned food from Food For The Poor are ready to be distributed to the people of Haiti, who are reeling from the devastating effects of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday. Another 300 containers are planned as a part of the initial relief effort.

Food For The Poor  has a long history of working in Haiti, and one of the first actions of the charity was to determine the safety of its staff, most of whom have been located. Some have given firsthand accounts of the horrors of the quake as it unfolded. The other priority was to check on various projects and initial inspection showed that all the homes are in good condition, including the Little Children of Jesus Handicapped Home in the Santo area.

Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the United States, does much more than feed millions of hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian agency provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.

The containers are part of Food For The Poor’s goal to provide $5 million in relief to the struggling  nation, as it endures one of the worst natural disasters in its history.  “Our hearts are broken watching this news about the country that we care so much about, and have worked in for so long,” said Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor. “Our job now is not to ask why they have had to suffer again, but to do everything we can to get help to them. We need everybody’s help.”

Kareen Dolce, Executive Director of Food For The Poor/Haiti, returned to the country today by helicopter from the Dominican Republic to assess the damage to Food For The Poor’s facilities in the capital city of Port-au-Prince. Dolce had been at Food For The Poor headquarters in Florida for meetings when the quake hit. A team of staff members from Coconut Creek flew into Haiti with Dolce to assess the situation and determine what aid is needed most by the quake victims.

The Florida-based charity is collecting cash donations at www.foodforthepoor.org/haitiquake and 1-800-487-1158, as well as canned fish, canned meat, canned milk and water at its headquarters at 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Fla., 33073. The charity cannot accept clothing.

If you would like to add a donation at Whole Foods Market, you may let your cashier know to add the amount to your total bill. For more information please visit, www.foodforthepoor.org.

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