Friday, January 15, 2010

Giving to Haiti

The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, to which I regularly point folks here at Fors Clavigera, quickly established a site for donating to aid in rescue and recovery in Haiti. Please give. The CRWRC has longtime connections in Haiti, strong relationships on the ground, and can leverage local, indigenous leaders to show mercy from the ground up.

And over the past years, our children's middle school has also developed a close relationship with the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty. It was heartbreaking to hear our two youngest come home with stories about children they knew of in Haiti who died in the quake, especially as they waited for news to trickle in over the last couple of days. Giving seems so cheap in these circumstances, but it is something.

Let us, above all, pray and work against those principalities and powers that so unjustly distribute resources in our world--against the demons of poverty (which are legion) and the devils of our own selishness and comfort that quietly concentrate wealth in the hands of a few at the expense of the many.