Compassion for the victims of Haiti Earthquake

The phone calls, tweets, and spam mails have already started. Everyone it seems is collecting donations for Haiti. How can a person sift through the fake from the real? By being a good steward and doing a little research.

The good news is, there are real organizations out there that are offering real time support. They are who they say they are. One such organization is Compassion International.

My husband and I support Compassion International and while I’m not trying to compare – there really is no comparison.  One of the ways we support Compassion International is by being a Compassion Blogger. I only recommend organizations I believe in. So please if you are moved to help the people of Haiti financially, do so through Compassion International.




 FINANCIAL INTEGRITY: The FBI is warning of several Haiti charity scams that have popped up in the wake of this earthquake. SEE SCAMS WARNING They are suggesting that donations only be made to organizations monitored and rated by and The American Institute of Philanthropy. Both organizations have given Compassion International their highest approval ranking. Compassion International is the only non-profit in it’s category to receive eight consecutive years of four star rating from

Links regarding Compassion International’s financial integrity:

FIRST RESPONDER:  In this disaster it is crucial that first responders receive support quickly. Because Compassion International ministers through local churches to meet the needs of that church’s neighbors, and because these church partners are respected aid workers in their communities, Compassion is uniquely positioned to assess and meet the needs of it’s sponsored children quickly. This is an advantage of our church-based model in practice for more than 50 years.
HOW DONATIONS WILL BE USED: All funds raised in response to the Haiti earthquake will be used immediately to provide for Compassion-assisted children and families affected by this crisis. Any funds raised in excess will be stewarded by Compassion for additional and future disaster relief efforts.
You can provide immediate relief today.
  • $35 helps provide a relief pack filled with enough food and water to sustain a family for one week.
  • $70 gift helps care for their needs for two weeks.
  • $105 helps provide relief packs filled with enough food and water to sustain two families for two weeks.
  • $210 gift helps care for two families’ needs. 
  • $525 helps provide relief packs filled with enough food and water to sustain 10 families for two weeks. 
  • $1,050 gift helps care for 10 families’ needs.
  • $1,500 helps rebuild a home. 
  • $2,100 helps supply 20 families with the basics for three weeks.

Due to the high number of responses it may take longer than normal to process your transaction.

Please join us in helping Compassion International reach the Haiti Earthquake Victims. Donate Today by clicking this link.


FOR SPONSORS OF HAITIAN CHILDREN: Children most likely to be affected by the earthquake are in projects in and around Port Au Prince. For continued updates go here:  SPONSOR UPDATES

To connect with other sponsors of Haitian children for prayer, support, and information join (our social networking site for sponsors) and follow this link to the group “Heart For Haiti” that has formed there:

Here is the donation link again:


Thank you so much for your help.

I only recommend organizations that I support myself and I believe in. No goods or services were received in exchange for this post. Posted by Deana O’Hara on Redemptions Heart, January 14, 2010

3 thoughts on “Compassion for the victims of Haiti Earthquake

  1. Thank you for sharing this with your readers. There are so many scam artists that have no scruples and it really angers me. I can only imagine how much it angers God to have them cheat people like that.
    Compassion International is one of the most trustworthy of all of the organizations that I am aware of. There is also a Christian Mission in Northwest Haiti that is taking donations. There are thousand of Haitians “camping out” on the grounds of the mission right now.


  2. I’m with ya on being wary of organizations. LCMS’s Human Care and World Relief is where I donated.

    The World Relief and Human Care team already has extensive contacts in the area. They’ve put together an interactive map where you can locate various Lutheran congregations, seminary buildings and personnel and get a report on how they are doing. For instance, you can see where the Rev. Marky Kessa, the president of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Haiti is and learn that he is okay.


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