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6726: Tri-State churches, national organizations aid Haiti (fwd)
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Tri-State churches, national organizations aid Haiti
By MAUREEN HAYDEN, Courier & Press staff writer
Throughout the Tri-State are churches that have created mission
programs to serve the needs of the people of Haiti, the poorest nation
in the Western Hemisphere.
Protestant and Catholic churches have sent money and volunteers to
serve in a variety of roles, from evangelizing to providing medical
Among the many churches that have had mission projects in Haiti are
Bible Center Cathedral, Washington Avenue Baptist Church and the Korean
Church of Evansville. Theyíve worked through, or in conjunction with,
several national and international programs that coordinate mission work
in Haiti and other developing nations.
Hereís a list of some of those organizations. Most are members of the
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Itís a kind of
Christian Better Business Bureau; the council has established standards
for ethical practices and financial accountability. To belong to the
council, an organization must meet the standards, which include public
disclosure of financial practices and expenditures. The Councilís Web
site is www.ecfa.org.
World Vision International
P. O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063-9716; (253)
Founded in 1950, World Vision coordinates a variety of mission programs
in 80 countries, including Haiti.
World Medical Mission
P. O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C., 28607; (828) 262-1980
Founded in 1970, World Medical Mission is the medical ministry of
Samaritanís Purse. Places Christian health-care workers in voluntary,
short-term service in Haiti and other
New Directions International Inc.
P. O. Box 2347, Burlington, N.C. 27216-2347; (336)
Founded in 1971, the New Directions is an interdenominational,
interracial ministry that specializes in cross-cultural reconciliation.
It works with American churches doing mission work in Haiti and other
Partners With Haiti
25 Old County Road, Barrington, R.I. 02806; (401)
Founded in 1981, this nondenominational ministry works with the
National Evangelical Church of Haiti to raise awareness in U.S. churches
of the needs of the Haitian people. It helps U.S. churches coordinate
Compassion International Inc.
P. O. Box 7000, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80933; (800)
This organization coordinates mission projects in Haiti and other
developing nations with an emphasis on the needs of children.
P. O. Box WRC, Wheaton, Ill. 60189; (630) 665-0235;
Founded in 1994, the ministry is the disaster response, refugee
assistance and community development arm of the National Association of
Evangelicals. It coordinates church mission projects in Haiti and other
Parish Twinning Program of the Americas
208 Leake Ave., Nashville, Tenn. 37205; (615) 356-5999
Develops and maintains links for mission programs between Catholic
parishes in North America and Catholic parishes and other faith-based
projects in Haiti, Latin America and Central America.