Media Advisory - cbm Canada Responding to Haiti Earthquake

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
           Haiti earthquake.

    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,


For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: Sandy Hazell, National Media Coordinator, cbm Canada,, 1-800-567-2264, ext 246, (416) 302-3166 (cell); Joyce Huyett Turner, Huyett Turner Communications, (626) 253-2814, (626) 791-9201,

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