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Gov. Rell Issues Call for "Charity & Compassion" to Help Haiti

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     
CONTACT: Donna Tommelleo, 860-524-7313
January 14, 2010
donna.tommelleo@ct.gov 

Governor Rell: Haitian Disaster A Call
For ‘Charity and Compassion’
State Web Site Offers Links to Relief Group,
 State Department, Other Resources
The devastating earthquake in Haiti has spurred one of the largest relief efforts in history and Governor Rell said today that Connecticut stands ready to help in any way possible.
“The images of the aftermath are heartbreaking, leaving many looking on with horror and instilling a strong desire to help,” Governor Rell said. “The most important thing we can do right now to make a difference – while initial relief efforts are ongoing and the scope of the damage is still being assessed – is to donate funds to organizations like the American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Doctors Without Borders and others.”
“This is a time when we are all bound by our humanity,” Governor Rell said. “Until specific needs are identified, the Haitian people need our charity and compassion. Monetary donations will help those relief groups already on the ground deliver the basics – water, food, medical supplies and shelter.”
The Governor said the state’s Web site – www.ct.gov – has a link to reputable relief organizations and other resources. (See list below). The Governor said she will also be speaking with members of the Connecticut’s Haitian-American community to offer support in any way possible.
Helping Haiti – Relief Organizations

American Red Cross: www.redcross.org
AmeriCares: www.americares.org
Save the Children: www.savethechildren.org
Pan American Relief; www.PanAmericanRelief.org
Partners in Health: www.pih.org
Doctors Without Borders: www.doctorswithoutborders.org
OxFam International: www.oxfam.org
Mercy Corps: www.mercycorps.org

Haitian Ministries for the Diocese of Norwich, Inc.: www.haitianministries.org or call 860-848-2237 ext. 206
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