Prayers and Donations for Haiti
January 15, 2010
CMA encourages all of its members and friends to keep the people of Haiti in their prayers, and to give generously to relief funds.
CMA's medical missions partner, the Catholic Medical Missions Board, has extensive experience working in Haiti and is accepting donations here: http://support.cmmb.org/Haiti.
Catholic Medical Mission Board is accepting donations to help victims of the Haiti earthquake.
Monetary contributions can be made by sending checks, payable to CMMB-Haiti, to CMMB, 10 West 17th Street, New York City, New York 10011, or by calling 1 800 678 5659. Pledges can also be made via the CMMB website, where an ad appears, cmmb.org, or by a direct web link: http://support.cmmb.org/Haiti.
Donated medicines and medical supplies are also being accepted by CMMB. To make these donations, please contact Kathy Tebbett, at 1 212 242 7757.
CMMB has been working in Haiti since 1912 when its founder, Dr. Paluel Flagg, went there to help those suffering from leprosy, and maintains a key office there. The country is 80% Catholic. Last year, the organization sent 77 shipments of donated medicines and medical supplies valued at over $64 million dollars to help those in need. CMMB also deployed 240 long-and short-term healthcare volunteers in the last year in Haiti. Its on-the-ground maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, and malaria programs help tens of thousands of Haitians annually. Overall, 96% of donations received by CMMB are directly applied to services to help those in need.