After the earthquake in Haiti, Sovereign Grace Ministries opened our Disaster Relief Fund. In all, donors gave $304,500. Saturday’s post outlined our mission in distributing these funds: helping pastors and churches as they preach the gospel in their communities. Here’s an overview of how that’s already being done.
$90,000 has already been distributed for disaster relief. We’re withholding names and exact locations because of current instability in Haiti, but all the ministries you see below are ones with whom we have had relationships for some time. In broad terms, here’s how these donations are being used:
$10,000 to a group of churches and orphanages in southern Haiti
This group of five Haitian churches operates three orphanages in Haiti. The ministry has used your donations to purchase food and relief supplies for their local communities. Their goal is not only to provide physical food and drink, but also to introduce hurting people to the One who can truly quench their thirst for all eternity.
$15,000 to churches and orphanages in northern Haiti
This ministry is led by a Haitian businessman who is a member of a Sovereign Grace church and has planted several churches in Haiti. After the earthquake his ministry center in Haiti became a treatment center for amputations, and he’s had opportunities to share the gospel with those who came. He has used your donations to supply a generator for a hospital, provide food for needy children and over 1,000 amputees, repair an orphanage, and secure a two-year lease for a church whose building was destroyed in the earthquake.
$35,000 to Dominican churches serving in Haiti
We work with two pastors in the Dominican Republic whose churches had established medical clinics in Haiti before the earthquake. When the earthquake struck, they could provide immediate help. These Dominican churches used your donations to purchase medical supplies for use in Haiti, food for the needy, and supplies for orphanages, as well as to rebuild a damaged home and provide housing for people who served in disaster relief.
$30,000 to Christian relief organizations working in Haiti
A few trusted relief organizations had immediate needs after the earthquake, and your donations gave us the opportunity to help meet those needs. These organizations are serving Christian communities in Haiti who were affected by the earthquake.
Check back later this week for an update on how the rest of the Haiti Disaster Relief Fund will be used.