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Utah businesses and residents open their wallets wide to help

Published: Saturday, Jan. 16 2010 12:00 a.m. MST

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Marty Collins

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 possibilities.
Martycollins@centurytel.net

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

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.

Mrs. H.D. Bowden

I am thankful that the LDS Church has the resources and the knowledgeable members who has volunteer their time and effort to help others.

fancie13

I want the haitians and all who are in haiti to know we love them and they will continually be in our prayers.

JJ

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 pride.

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