ATLANTA (January 13, 2010) - CARE is assessing the damage in Haiti and readying emergency response crews following a 7.0-magnitude earthquake centered just off the coast of one of the world's poorest countries. The scale of the disaster remains unclear, as CARE struggles to reach its staff and partners in Haiti. But initial reports indicate a major catastrophe.
CARE has worked in Haiti since 1954, when it provided relief assistance after Hurricane Hazel. Today CARE's programming there reflects an integrated approach, with projects in HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, maternal and child health, education, food security, and water and sanitation. CARE works closely with local NGOs, private companies, community organizations and the Haitian government to build local capacity and achieve sustainable development.
Among the CARE staff preparing to aid Haiti are relief workers who just last year helped the country recover from a series of hurricanes.
Teavana is partnering with CARE to provide disaster relief for survivor’s of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake. Donate to CARE now, and Teavana will match gifts up to a total of $20,000 through March 1st.
You can also donate $10 automatically to the American Red Cross by texting "Haiti" to 90999. You can send donations larger than $10 by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.
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