Friday, January 15, 2010

Minnesotans launch Haiti aid efforts

From Minnesota NPR-

Thousands of miles away from the disaster, Minnesotans were doing what they could to help the people of Haiti after an earthquake left the country's capital city in ruins.

People offered donations and prayers, while local aid organizations worked to mobilize teams of people to help in the relief effort.

Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley plans to transform itself into a huge food-packing facility on Saturday, with the goal of packing one million meals for struggling Haitians in a week.

The effort will be coordinated by Feed My Starving Children, a Christian hunger relief agency. The organization has asked community members to donate money or volunteer to package the meals at the church.

St. Mark's Cathedral in Minneapolis plans to hold a prayer service Thursday in support of the victims of the massive earthquake in Haiti.

The service at 7 p.m. will be presided over by Minnesota's presiding Episcopal bishop, the Rev. James Jelinek. The bishop visited Haiti in 2008 and says he was impressed by the hopefulness and faithfulness of the Haitian people.

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