I'm sure you're all aware of the earthquake that hit Haiti a few days ago. For those of you living in Canada and that are looking for a way to send financial relief, the government of Canada has agreed to match donations dollar-for-dollar (up to a total of $50 million) when you donate through the International Development Relief Fund. Read below.
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the impoverished country of Haiti [Tuesday January 12th 2009] shortly before 5:00 p.m. The quake, centered about 15 kilometers southwest of Port-au-Prince (Haiti's capital), has been reported to be the strongest earthquake to hit the poor Caribbean nation in more than 200 years.Yours,
Haiti is reportedly one of poorest countries in the Western hemisphere, with approximately 80 percent of its 9 million residents living in poverty.
The quake has collapsed buildings, buried residents under rubble, and has devastated Haiti residence and the international community at large.
The Red Cross estimates that approximately 3 million people have been affected by the quake. Thousands are feared to be dead and many more injured.
At this time, IDRF is cooperating with Feed the Children in Haiti to make initial emergency relief assessments. Relief aid and assistance will be provided accordingly.
To lend your support to this cause, please mark your donations to IDRF as "Haiti Relief". - IDRF
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