Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Monday, January 18, 2010

How NOT to help Haiti

Good Intentions Are Not Enough: An honest conversation about the impact of aid, is a blog that recently offered advice from aid workers to donors on choosing which organizations to donate to after disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti. There is a lot of good advice, but it is also is noteworthy to note the things people should not do, such as showing up in Haiti to volunteer, collecting goods to donate (which clog up ports) and donating to a new charity (existing ones that are already on the ground there are better equipped to help).

We may be partial, but we like to recommend donating to Catholic Relief Services.