Monday, February 15, 2010

tents for Haiti

A nice, useful editorial from the C-J...

The world's reaction to the humanitarian disaster in Haiti following last month's earthquake has been swift and generous, but there is more to be done — especially as the Caribbean's rainy season approaches. The need for shelter among Haiti's survivors, 1.1 million of them homeless because of the quake, is at the heart of the tent drive coordinated by Louisville-based G.O. Ministries.

Already, the organization has seen to the delivery of 430,000 pounds of medicine, food, water and tents to the island nation and its people. The special drive for tents, now under way, came about because organizations on the ground in Haiti told G.O. Ministries that shelter is an especially pressing need....the organization's goal is to provide 1,000 new and/or gently used family-size and single tents to the people of Haiti in the very near future.

G.O. Ministries is accepting donations of tents from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at their headquarters at 11501 Plantside Drive, Suite 14, Louisville, KY 40299. More information is available by calling (502) 493-9846 or by going to


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