TORONTO, Jan. 13 /CNW/ -
WHO: cbm Canada is responding to the Haiti earthquake. cbm is sending
emergency relief specialists to Haiti to assess the needs, meet
with partner agencies, and determine immediate and long term
Ed Epp, Executive Director, cbm Canada is available for interviews
regarding the disaster, and the organization's response to the
WHAT: cbm has worked in Haiti since 1976, including five development
projects in Port-au-Prince, among many throughout the country
assisting persons with disabilities.
"Our hearts go out to those affected by this devastating
earthquake in Haiti," said Ed Epp, Executive Director, cbm
Canada. "Due to the magnitude of this disaster, the number of
people with permanent injuries, resulting in disability, is
expected to increase dramatically. These are the most
vulnerable people in a disaster. cbm is there to meet immediate
medical needs, and we'll be there in the long term, ensuring
human rights for those with disabilities."
DONATIONS: To help those in need in Haiti, call
1-800-567-2264, or donate online:
BACKGROUND: A leading international Christian development organization,
cbm works to meet the needs of persons with disabilities in
the poorest countries of the world.
For more information, www.cbmcanada.org.
SOURCE cbm CANADA
For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: Sandy Hazell, National Media Coordinator, cbm Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-800-567-2264, ext 246, (416) 302-3166 (cell); Joyce Huyett Turner, Huyett Turner Communications, (626) 253-2814, (626) 791-9201, email@example.com