Saturday, January 16, 2010

Clergy makes plans to help Haiti

From Staten Island-

After reading the newspaper and watching accounts of the devastation in Haiti, people want to know what they can do to help -- no matter what their denomination.

Vigils, masses and prayer services have started around New York City.

Rt. Rev Mark S. Sisk, Episcopal Bishop of New York, called on the people of his diocese to pray for and contribute to relief of the earthquake victims.

"For the people of Haiti, already struggling with a level of poverty incomprehensible to most of us in the United States, it is truly catastrophic," Rt. Rev. Sisk said in a statement.

"I urge you to join with me in prayer for the dead and the injured, for those in Haiti who survive amid ruins, and for our Haitians brothers and sisters here in the Diocese of New York, who have loved ones at home.

"I urge you also to contribute in a practical way by sending donations to help the people of Haiti either through the Diocese or through Episcopal Relief and Development."

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