Local efforts to aid Haiti earthquake victims


Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 5:25 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 5:25 p.m.

Here's a list of local Haiti relief efforts:

* The Family Church, 2022 S.W. 122nd St., has sent people to Haiti and is accepting cash donations for relief efforts.

* The Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 N.W. 53rd Ave., is collecting funds for Haiti relief. Money is beinig used to help finance flights carrying medical supplies into the country.

* Grace at Fort Clarke United Methodist Church, 9325 Newberry Road, established a donation drive for money, food and medical supplies. Supplies requested are bags of dried beans, bottled water, dry milk, peanut butter, oatmeal, rice, pinto beans, soybean oil, cans of chicken soup, chili, tuna, peaches, forumla, diapers, AA batteries and building supplies. Donations are being collected at the church.

* The Passage Family Church, 2020 N.E. 15th St., also is collecting supplies and money for the Haiti relief effort.

* The Lake City Police Department will be collecting items bound for Haiti that will be delived through the Beulah Baptist Association in the next few weeks.

* The Gainesville Organic Blueberry Farm is collecting gently used clothes and goods for a benefit Ssale. Donations may be dropped off at the blueberry farm, 1621 SE 15th St., Friday between 4 and 6 p.m. Proceeds will go toward the Red Cross Haiti Fund.

* Gainesville's Moses & Associates engineering has donated its company to bring supplies from Bahamas Habitat to Haiti, and is encouraging people to donate to the group. More information can be found on http://www.bahamashabitat.org/wordpress/

 

* A Haitian mission run by area residents Beverly and Richard Felmey, Feed My Sheep Ministries, is collecting donations for their return to the country. More information on the ministry can be found at http://www.feedmysheep-ministries.org/

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