Utah businesses and residents open their wallets wide to help
I am an Heavy equipment operator from Oregon and would be interested in helping
in Haiti for up to a month through the church. How do I find out the
I am grateful for those who have the skills to help the people of Haiti. I know
a returned missionary from Haiti who is an ER Doc that will be on this plane as
well--it will be great that these docs can speak their language and bring
comfort and relief as needed. God Speed!! Thanks for your great examples...we
will be praying for you.
OUr ward in Cedar City, Utah has a family that has adopted two children from
Haiti and they put together a yard sale today. It was heart warming to see so
many people donate and buy stuff so that this family can take the money
personally to the orphanages in Haiti. I am so grateful we can help.
I am thankful that the LDS Church has the resources and the knowledgeable
members who has volunteer their time and effort to help others.
I want the haitians and all who are in haiti to know we love them and they will
continually be in our prayers.
Please don't misunderstand this, but I have heard reports of the US "rebuilding"
Haiti. That would put them back to living in shacks because it wasn't built in
the first place. These people need education programs, technology training,
equipment and supplies to learn to properly build a nation. As is always the
case, give a man a fish and he eats for a day. TEACH a man to fish and he eats
everyday. Giving them supplies now to sustain them is vital, but giving them
skills to build their nations is the long term answer. Unscrupulous leaders will
take everything they can get their hands on and leave the people as they were
before if we just pour money unchecked into this country. That's about where we
are at the moment. When you are owned and operated by a government, you cease
to be able to fend for yourselves. The Haitian' government is a good example of
exactly that. Please be careful and teach them to build their nation with