Our hearts and prayers go out to victims and survivors of the recent earthquake in Haiti and to Jennifer Ramirez (Annabella's husband, David Taylor's cousin) and her family who has cancer (see email at the very bottom). We pray that all involved will find the strength and resolve to endure and overcome their suffering. For those who can, please send your contributions to UNICEF or where ever to help those survivors in Haiti. Tenrikyo MIssion HQ of Hawaii will be contributing $5,000 from its emergency disaster fund and will be asking followers to replenish the fund by making contributions so we'll be setting up a collection at Pearl in this cause. thank you for your support and prayers. Please take this time to count your blessings, be thankful, help and pray for others. This will bring peace to our world.
Rev. Owen Nakao
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From: Caryl Stern, UNICEF USA
Date: Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 1:02 PM
Subject: FW: Haiti: Earthquake Situation Report, 15 January 2010 (OCHA)
The disaster in Haiti warrants extraordinary measures by all of us, including those of us who work with U.S Fund for UNICEF.
And so, we've decided to take the unprecedented step of sharing UN internal situation reports so you have the latest information from the ground.
These reports provide extraordinary, first-hand detail to show you some of the work being done to save the 2 million children at risk.
I am so humbled by your overwhelming response to our early appeals. Already the U.S. Fund for UNICEF has committed over $11 MILLION in relief to Haiti.
Caryl M. Stern
President & CEO
U.S. Fund for UNICEF
P.S. Remind those you know that if they would like to help, the U.S. Fund has waived all administrative fees for anyone donating to Haiti relief efforts, so that 100% of every dollar donated will go directly to save the children of Haiti.