6.05.2012

EMERGENCY HELP NEEDED | 23 Rescued Orphans

Our help is needed! 

Just a few days ago 23 kids were rescued from an orphanage in Haiti that was confirmed as being involved in human trafficking.

These kids have been abused and neglected. Several of the children are sick with fevers, coughs, diarrhea, malnutrition, swollen bellies, and one little boy has rat bites on his feet. The tiniest baby has fever, vomiting, diarrhea and is very skinny. They had to start an IV on him for the night. One 8-year-old weighs just 18 pounds and is the size of a 2-year-old.
 
As you might imagine, they have some immediate and critical needs. A team from Austin New Church is heading to Haiti on Monday, June 11. This team will take the first batch of donated supplies to the God’s Littlest Angels (the orphanage who took in the kids). We usually buy all supplies in Haiti, but for this trip we will need the supplies to come from America due to cost and accessibility. Which means, next Tuesday we will be able to tangibly help God’s Littlest Angels and the kids.
Here is how our church can help and donate THIS week? Next week, ANC will take suitcases full of the following supplies. Bring any of the following items to our Sunday Gathering this week and we will get them to the ANC team.
  •     Boys and Girls Underwear 2-3T
  •     Boys and Girls Underwear Size 4
  •     Anti-fungal cream
  •     Skin Lotion
  •     Baby Oil
  •     Bath Towels
  •     Diapers for age 2 and up
  •     Wet Wipes
  •     High Protein/High Calorie Powder Drink Mix
  •     Pedialyte Powder
  •     Size 18 months to 3 T elastic shorts and T-shirts
YOU CAN ALSO DONATE NOW ONLINE (CLICK HERE).

If your browser is not allowing the above link to work, click HERE to go directly to the HELP ONE NOW blog and scroll down to find the "DONATE" button.
 
100% of online donations (minus transaction fees) will go towards purchasing food in Haiti, (rice, beans, fruit, etc) or will be sent to God’s Littlest Angels to buy more supplies. God’s Littlest Angels will make the final decision. Of course, all donations are tax-deductible.
 
We will work with the God’s Littlest Angels on a long-term strategy once we meet the short-term needs. For now, please do the following:
  • Pray. For real, we need God to move. Pray for God’s Littlest Angels funds to provide for the kids. Pray for the kids, they are broken, hurting and in need for healing.
  • Give: Donate cash (online) or supplies (to your local church) now. Again, 100% (minus transaction fees) will go directly to purchasing food and supplies. We will keep everyone updated on the amount raised through this blog, and we will take some pictures of the supplies when we take them to Haiti next week.
  • Spread the word – tweet this link, FB this link, email your family and friends, and ask them to get involved. We need to spread the word.
For more information, check out the HELP one Now BLOG.

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