HAITI:: Food crisis at St. Vincent's escalates

St. Vincent's Food Crisis
St. Vincent's Food Crisis

LOCAL charity request support

You may have seen what I posted on Facebook (Red Thread Promise) about the crisis at St. Vincent's in Haiti. If you did, you are already aware of the dire circumstances there. If not, I wanted to share a critical message.

 I've been to Haiti many times over the past 4 years and have grown very close to the kids at St. Vincent's Center for Handicapped Children in Port-au-Prince.

 I just learned that St. Vincent's electricity has been cut off because the administration is diverting the $$$ normally paid to keep the lights on to FOOD. The loss of a major donor has caused a dire food shortage at St. Vincent's. Very hard decisions are being made as to who gets a meal and when.

 It has completely broken my heart and I'm asking for your help. I'm asking for 2 things:

 1. SHARE this message. Tell others of the need. Show them the pictures of St. Vincent’s kids from The Red Thread Promise's blog / website / Facebook / Instagram. Show them the info graphic. If each of us shared this message with 10 friends / co-workers, what a difference we could make!!!

 2. GIVE something. Donations of any size help! It costs approximately $6000 to feed all residential staff and students for 1 full month. That breaks down as such: $2.50 pays for 3 meals.

 In my opinion, NO ONE should go without sufficient food – ever. I'm asking you to join me in doing our part to feed the kids and start 2014 on a positive note for our brothers and sisters at St. Vincent’s.

 Tax deductible donations can be made via PayPal through

The Red Thread's website at http://www.redthreadpromise.org/help.html or via check.

Checks may be sent to:

The Red Thread Promise

249 N Belfield Ave

Havertown, PA 19083

Attn: Kathy Korge Albergate

Subject line: Food

 Here’s our blog post about the food situation: 


 Last but not least, should you choose to share this post or donate, attached is The Red Thread’s badge to use as your Facebook / Google+ / Twitter profile pic to show your solidarity.

 THANK YOU for your consideration of this time-sensitive request.


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