A quick update – Mercy Corps say they have had a fantastic response from Edinburgh, ” our Haiti appeal total currently stands at £100,000.” But much more is needed and you can help by donating online (click here) or by calling 0845 245 0686 between 8am and 8pm.
According to Mercy Corps, giving money is the best way to help bring aid to people suffering this terrible disaster. Jennifer Adams, the charity’s event development co-ordinator adds:
“Mercy Corps is focused first on the immediate humanitarian needs on the ground and our team is coordinating with the UN and other groups to ensure that we respond in a way that is as effective and efficient as possible.
“The Mercy Corps team will simultaneously lay the groundwork for longer term-recovery in Haiti. We specialise in helping communities transition from receiving aid to carrying out their own recovery.
Our emergency response focuses on three areas: health, clean water, and sanitation.”
For more information follow the updates on the Mercy Corps website.
The appeal is supported by the Edinburgh Disasters Response Committee.