Thursday, January 21, 2010

Helping Haiti: A letter from Peter Heltzel

Dear Friends:

Since the first announcement of the earthquake in Haiti, my heart has been moved to respond. Having served down at Ground Zero in 2001, I am particularly attuned to suffering after a catastrophic event. Many of you are probably wondering the best way to help. I have two good friends, John Engle and Kent Annan, who co-direct a ministry called Haiti Partners. They are both in Port-au-Prince now and I know they will put our money to good use. If you want to help, you can support John and Kent’s Haiti Partners Earthquake Response Fund by clicking on their website:

John and Kent are also organizing a program for volunteer teams to go to Haiti this Spring. Lord willing, I hope to go over, so please let me know if you are interested in serving on a volunteer team. Kent will also be sending updates from Haiti, so let me know if you would like to receive email updates about the situation in Haiti.

As we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. this week, let us remember the suffering of our sisters and brothers in Haiti.

Hoping against hope,

Peter Heltzel

*Peter Heltzel is a Board member of NY Faith & Justice and a professor at New York Theological Seminary. He is also the author of Jesus and Justice: Evangelicals, Race, and American Politics.

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