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I hope this blog will be helpful to you in your adoption whether you are considering, waiting or home. I started this blog when we were adopting and found there was next to nothing on the web in any orderly manner. I set about to collect information for myself and then for others. Now, there are more sites for resources, but still not much that brings it all together. I hope this blog will serve as a sort of clearing house for Ethiopian Adoption Information. Please feel free to contribute your knowledge through commenting.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Haiti Hub cross global link, connecting help for Haiti

Just got this in from a former co worker when we used to live and work in Bolivia. This is a web site connecting those who are providing assistance and those who need assistance for the crisis in Haiti. Eldon is a great guy and very trustworthy, this site is legit and word needs to be spread about it so that it can help ease the confusion with services and those needing help. Please share this anywhere and everywhere.Click here for the link Haiti Hub
I can see that this is not posting clearly. Sorry, I don't know what to do about that, but am going to leave it as a visual, go to the web site link I make and it will all be there more clearly.


CrossGlobal Link moves to help facilitate a more coordinated response for Haiti

In the face of an almost insurmountable challenge in Haiti CrossGlobal Link has developed as an interactive website designed for facilitating communication among those who seek to bring relief. It seeks to facilitate awareness of what is being done in order to assist effective cooperation and support. does this by:
1.       Providing a place where organizations, ministries, churches, or individuals can register and provide basic information about themselves, what resource they have to offer and their needs.
2.       Facilitating the sharing of information as it is available through an email bulletin.
There is a hub facilitator who will coordinate an email bulletin; however, all participants are encouraged to communicate directly with peer contact individuals per the information given on the website by the entity with whom they wish to make contact.

How does work?

The website allows mission agencies/organizations/churches/individuals to interact about ways they can work together to help bring disaster relief. Currently there are organizations who already have resources (personnel, relationships, infrastructure, admin. Capacity, etc.) "on location." There are many who want to help but do not have a relationship with trusted partners in Haiti. The HaitiHub will help them connect.
Once registered on you can enter either needs or resources your organization may have. Meanwhile someone else may have listed resources they have available or needs for which they are looking. By searching the Needs/Resources pages of the website the 2 entities can connect.
For instance, ABC Church registers on the site as having a particular resource available (medicine, blankets, food, money and a possible work team in July). Organization DCE has need of that resource, finds the ABC Church listing under "resources" and contacts them to explore the possibility of coordinating that resource. Or perhaps Dr. Smith is looking for a reliable organization with whom he can give a month of volunteer relief work. By looking at the site there may be a need listed for such a person. Dr. Smith contacts that organization to explore the possibility with them.

Pass the word along

You can register now and return a bit later to fill out the form with either your needs (if you currently have work in Haiti) or your resources (if you have some to offer).  A web administrator needs to give permission for postings after you register. 
By whatever means you like to communicate - email, Twitter, Skype, Facebook or phone - please make known to your peers, colleagues and friends. As you go to church on Sunday, mention it to your pastor, missions committee, friends and small group.
We are trusting God to use our members to help show His love through connecting in ways to help the many needs of Haiti at this time.

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