For how the Jewish and Israeli worlds are making a difference, see our post from yesterday, Israeli Organizations at Forefront of Haiti Aid.
from The New York Jewish Week:
Since a devastating 7.0 tremor rocked the Caribbean island last week, leveling much of the capital and taking a total of lives that may exceed 100,000, a cross-section of Jewish institutions and Jewish individuals have offered their financial and moral support to residents of the already indigent nation. Help has come in prayers and hugs, sermons and fundraisers.
… “Our core values and belief in tzedakah, justice and tikkun olam, repairing the world, demand that we come together to bring light and hope to a people who have endured far too much,” said John Ruskay, executive vice president of UJA-Federation of New York. “We are reminded yet again that there are moments when being a citizen of this earth erases all borders and boundaries – geographic, ethnic and religious. When a disaster of this magnitude takes place, we all want to respond.”
from The Chronicle of Philanthropy:
Donors have contributed more than $275-million to help earthquake relief efforts in Haiti, more than the amount donated in the same period following the 2004 Asian tsunamis.