Residents in Canada's northern regions open hearts to World Vision Haitian
relief fund

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 18 /CNW/ - Residents of Canada's northern regions including Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon have shown their characteristic generosity by contributing to World Vision's efforts to support the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

Residents have contributed more than $25,000 to relief programs supporting children and families in the earthquake ravaged Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. World Vision donors in the northern regions sponsor 11 children in Haiti. World Vision Staff in Haiti are working around the clock to ensure the safety of these children.

"It's wonderful to see that, in spite of the difficult economic times, residents have rallied together to reach out to those who are desperately in need in Haiti," said World Vision Canada's Director of Specialized Marketing, Caroline Riseboro. "The money raised goes a long way to help children and their families 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 almost $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

    -   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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