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January 25, 2010

#Haiti Relief Organisations – How YOU Can Help, NO Donation is Insignificant @mentionhaiti

Filed under: Uncategorized — Donnette E Davis @ 11:38 am

South Africans have seen the devastation in Haiti, it is televised daily, with regular news updates. At this time, people are starving, supplies are at a minimum, desperation is written on everyone’s faces. The descriptions given to us by some of the SA S&R Teams that have returned to SA are grim, heartbreaking; that of children having to have limbs amputated with the bare minimum of medication; makeshift hospitals resembling something from a Vietnam movie; exhausted, but determined relief workers pushing themselves to the limit, working against the clock to try and make a dent in providing the essential medical treatment and basic supplies for survival.

While we in South Africa are feeling the worldwide recession, possibly more so than many other countries, due largely to the high incidence of mismanagement, crime and corruption within our governments and municipalities, a small donation of R30 (US$5) made by one million people will go a very long way to providing some assistance, and making a difference, possibly between life and death. South Africa has recently topped the 5 million mark in internet users. Imagine if every one of those who could, DID, contribute via the internet – NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT!

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. PLEASE, THESE PEOPLE NEED AS MUCH SUPPORT AS WE CAN POSSIBLY GIVE THEM.

Donations can be made to the following organisations:

Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference Project Caritas, Appeal for Haiti
Project Caritas, Nedbank
Account Number 1604750693,
Swift Code NEDSZAJJ
Branch Code 160445
Donations should be marked “Haiti”.

The South African Red Cross Society
Standard Bank, Thibault Square
Account Number 070822808
Branch Code 020909
Online donations can be made at http://www.redcross.org

Gift of the Givers

I HIGHLY recommend this independent Humanitarian Organisation (NGO), I know the organisation well, being from the local community, and being manned by private individuals, securing sponsorships and donations for hundreds of different causes, including alleviating poverty in the surrounding areas. A number of Highly Esteemed Professionals, some of whom are known to me personally, continuously selflessly give of their time, resources and expertise. They were the first team to be deployed from South Africa, at a time when the SA Government stated they were not in a position to assist with Relief Aid. Without hesitation, upon hearing of the disaster, GOTG immediately set about making arrangements to send professional medical personnel, relief supplies etc to Haiti. GOTG sent 42 Volunteers to Haiti, returned to SA on 23 January 2010, after the Search & Rescue had been officially called off. A truly GREAT Organisation.

Standard Bank, Pietermaritzburg
Account Number 052137228
Branch Code 057525

Doctors Without Borders / Mèdecins sans Frontièrs South Africa
Nedbank, Parktown
Account Number 1944209425
Branch Code 194405

Please use your cellphone number as a reference and fax your deposit slip with your details to (011) 403-44443.

Donate R30 by SMSing your name to 42114

Donate online to www.msf.org.za

Donate online to Unicef at www.unicef.org/southafrica/

Donate to World Vision
First National Bank, Florida
Account Number 51231026802
Branch Code 250141
Please use the numbers 978 and your contact number in the reference field.

Donate Online to Mercy Ships at http://www.mercyships.org/HaitiRelief

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