Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The devastating earthquake that struck Haiti has imposed immeasurably greater suffering on a nation whose people's suffering was already immeasurable. Yesterday the Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat said that "it is unimaginable how the country will be able to recover from this." President Obama called on all Americans to join in prayer for the people of Haiti. For those who wish to offer material support in addition to prayers, there is a wonderful Catholic relief organization called "Hands Together" that has been working among the poor in Haiti for nearly twenty-five years. Its founder and leader, Fr. Thomas Hagan OFSF, has dedicated his life to the effort. Here is a link to the website: http://www.handstogether.org/organization/ "Hands Together" practices responsible financial management and makes extremely effective use of funds it receives. It is an organization very much worth supporting, especially at this time of crisis.