My pal (and relentless deacon — as all good deacons tend to be) the Rev. Clelia Garrity, formerly of Pahrump and now serving the Episcopal church in Florida, wrote me a note this morning about the feeding crisis that still confronts the children of Haiti.
I thought readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, who are particularly generous in these matters, might be interested in helping out.
You can get more information on just how desperate the crisis is from this story and more information on how to help directly from Clelia at email@example.com. Perhaps you might consider skipping that Starbucks drink tomorrow morning and sending what you would have spent on it to Haiti.
Any amount will make a difference. Here’s Clelia’s letter this morning.
"As we plan our budgeting for our brothers and sisters in our partner churches in Haiti this coming year, it is critical that we understand the feeding crisis that confronts the children of Haiti.
"In the next few weeks we will be developing plans to meet this food shortage crisis, specifically in the Bondeau and Leogane area. Our plans will include a budget and a detailed and staged short-term and long-term plan. I intend to visit Haiti again in late February, and I hope that some of you who have never been there will want to join me.
"Please have a careful look at your budgets in planning for 2013 – I pray that you will find some small amount to support the children’s feeding programs in Bondeau and at St. Luc’s Mercerie, Leogane.
"Peace – Have a Blessed Christmas. Clelia"