Hurricane Matthew tore through Haiti in late September, leaving 900 dead and tens of thousands homeless in its wake. The survivors of Matthew are suffering from the loss of shelter, water, food and necessities. Some, going without food for days!
In keeping with the Thanksgiving spirit, Cross International is sponsoring a food packing event on Saturday, November 19. Volunteers of all ages are needed to help package 100,000 meals scheduled to be delivered to Haiti.
The goal is to pack 16,666 bags with a scientifically formulated blend of beans, rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and vitamins to restore malnourished bodies to health. In order to accomplish this massive undertaking, Cross International has partnered with Church United (an association of 130 local churches) to encourage Christians of all faiths to unite and make a difference to eradicate hunger in Haiti.
Volunteers, as well as corporate or individual sponsors, are needed for this unique and compassionate outpouring of volunteerism. “This is a time to pray for the poor and hungry and be mindful of how blessed we are,” said Sandi Pino, Church, School & Community Development Director, Cross International.
WHAT: Love SFL— Food Packing for Haiti
WHERE: Joseph C. Carter Park (inside), 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida
WHEN: Saturday, November 19 TIME: 8a -4p
INFO: To sign up your family, church, small group, or youth group call:
1 800 391-8545 ext. 211
Cross International’s priority is to help “the poorest of the poor.” Efforts reach those suffering extreme poverty in countries throughout the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Projects include relief for earthquake, flood and tsunami victims, care and education for orphans and other vulnerable children, housing for the homeless, medicines and health care for the indigent, food for families suffering extreme malnutrition, and clean water for communities that have none, as well as micro-enterprise programs and other long-term development efforts to break the cycle of poverty. In every case, the method of outreach is the same: Cross International locates needy church-based ministries and other faith-based organizations serving the poor and distributes material aid through their existing programs.
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