Volunteer Guide for Haiti Relief

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This was sent out last year, but check it out. The list of organizations are still always looking for help and donations.

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Volunteer Guide for Haiti Relief

  1. 1. Haiti Relief Measures of action you can do in your local community to help the people of Haiti The most important necessity for the current situation in Haiti is monetary donations. The Canadian government has committed to matching every private donation for Haiti up to $50 million dollars. So let’s go and take action. Here are organizations that give you a chance to contribute: The Humanitarian Coalition www.humanitariancoalition.ca What: a network of Canadian NGOs dedicated to a united response in cases of humanitarian crises. The members of the Coalition unite because they recognise the need for strong, decisive action. At present, the Coalition has FOUR members: CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam- Québec and Save the Children Canada. Ways to Help Haiti: Donate Contact: 1-800-464-9154 or Mail: Humanitarian Coalition ,P.O Box 65035, Ottawa, ON, K2G 5Y3 The Coalition includes: CARE http://care.ca What: CARE is Canada’s global force dedicated to defending dignity and fighting poverty by empowering the world's most vulnerable and greatest resource for change : women and girls. Ways to Help Haiti: Fundraise (variety of methods including online tools), donate Contact: 1-800-464-9154 or Mail: Humanitarian Coalition ,P.O Box 65035, Ottawa, ON, K2G 5Y3 Oxfam Canada www.oxfam.ca What: Work with allies in Canada and around the world to change the policies and practices that perpetuate human suffering. We support organizations in poor communities overseas in their struggle to secure basic rights. Oxfam's advocacy and campaigns for just policies are rooted in the knowledge and experience gained in that struggle. Ways to Help Haiti: Fundraise, Donate, join the University of Guelph local chapter (Oxfam@Guelph) , volunteer for Oxfam Canada Contact: To donate: 1-800-466-9326 or mail Haiti Earthquake, Oxfam Canada, 210-410 Adelaide Street W, Toronto, ON, M5V 1S8
  2. 2. Oxfam Canada: webteam@oxfam.ca , 1 (613) 237-5236 Oxfam@Guelph: room UC 221 oxfam@uoguelph.ca f b: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2292045426 Save the Children http://www.savethechildren.ca/ What: Save the Children Canada has been working for over 87 years both in Canada and overseas to bring immediate and lasting improvements to children's lives through the realization of their rights. Save the Children Canada is a non-political, non-religious organization committed to long-term development at the grassroots level through partnerships with local communities, government bodies and international organizations. Ways to Help Haiti: donate, fundraise, join local University chapter Contact: to donate.1-800-728-3843, Guelph Chapter: children@uoguelph.ca , UC clubs Organizations in Guelph Canadian Red Cross www.redcross.ca What: The Canadian Red Cross Society provides disaster relief and humanitarian service to the public through its international, disaster, injury prevention, and community-based health and social services. Ways to Help Haiti: donate, volunteer, fundraise Contact: to donate, go to www.redcross.ca to volunteer, guelph@redcross.ca (or lisa.allen@redcross.ca), 519.836.3523 or 15 Yarmouth St (Downtown core) Feed the Children (FTC) Canada www.ftccanada.org What: FTC Canada is a Christian, international non-profit relief organization that provides food, medicine, education and other essentials to children and their families in Canada and internationally. In Canada, FTC focuses on distributing food and supplies to children and families in need. In-kind donations of food and other supplies from corporate partners are received and distributed in cooperation with over 100 partner agencies such as the Salvation Army, food banks, shelters, and churches. Commodities donated include non-perishable foods, beverages, nutritional supplements, personal care items, household goods, medicine and medical supplies, new clothing and educational supplies. Ways to Help Haiti: volunteer at food distributing warehouse, fundraise, donate Contact: Donate: call 519-823-0777 for further details Volunteer: Leah Katerberg, 519-823-0777; ext 257 , info@ftccanada.org Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada http://www.mafc.org What: Mission Aviation Fellowship is a worldwide team of specialists, meeting the transportation and communications needs of overseas missions and relief and development
  3. 3. organizations serving those living in the poorest and most remote parts of the world. Over 450 missionary staff families including roughly 50 Canadians and their families, perform specialized tasks which aid the ministries of local churches and relief and development agencies through aviation, and radio and internet-based communications. Ways to Help Haiti: donate, volunteer Contact: Call 1.877.351.9344, or visit us in Guelph at 264 Woodlawn Rd. W. or donate at mafc.org/donate/haitiearthquake.htm

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