MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 18 /CNW/ - Albertans have so far generously contributed $871,000 to relief programs supporting children and families in the earthquake ravaged Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.
Albertans sponsor 1,385 children in Haiti through World Vision. World Vision staff in Haiti are working around the clock to ensure the safety of these children.
"We are honored and amazed by the generosity of Albertans," said World Vision Canada's Director of Specialized Marketing, Caroline Riseboro. "The money raised goes a long way to help children and their families in Haiti find food, shelter, medicine and safety in a time when all of those things have been taken away from them."
Across Canada, World Vision has raised more than $6.14 million in its relief efforts for Haiti. World Vision seeks to raise $10 million to help the millions of people who have been affected by this disaster.
To make a donation through World Vision, Canadians can text 'WORLD' to 45678, or join World Vision's "HAITI RELIEF $10 (OR MORE) CHALLENGE" on Facebook. Canadians can also call to donate through World Vision at 1-800-268-5528, or visit worldvision.ca.
- World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy
organization dedicated to working with children, families and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves
all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
- World Vision donors support more than 52,000 children in Haiti,
including more than 10,800 children sponsored by Canadians.
SOURCE World Vision Canada
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