We offer our prayers to those victims and their families who are suffering through this terrible disaster.
If you can help the Haitians, donate here through CHALICE which sponsors 1800 children and their families in Haiti and operates two centres in that country.
Socon or Bust cautions readers, however, that they should be very weary about Development & Peace’s emergency appeal for the disaster victims of the earthquake.
Development & Peace says it has committed “$50,000 to Caritas Haiti, which runs 200 medical clinics in the country but is in dire need of financial resources to respond to the growing humanitarian needs of this population in crisis.” You can read their entire press release here. I see that Salt + Light has also posted the notice on their French blog.
While it is imperative to get the financial aid to legitimate organizations in Haiti, I’m not so sure Development & Peace is our best bet, given the track record of their partners.
In Socon or Bust’s original investigation of D&P’s partners in Haiti, for instance, it was discovered that they were sponsoring two organizations who promoted abortion: Kay Fanm and Fanm Deside. Readers can learn more about them and their pro-abort activities here and here.
Their press release says that most of the $50K is going to Caritas Haiti, but what guarantees are there that some of the money is not going to be funelled to the two groups listed above as well?
CORRECTION ON THIS PARAGRAPH:
The principal organization which Development & Peace has named to assist in the country, Caritas Haiti, makes many problematic statements on their website which is suggestive of the pro-reproductive rights lobby too. They have a “strategy” plan that says women are discriminated against in the Church and that women do not control their “reproduction”. In addition, Population Services International— which specializes in, among other things “reproductive health” is a donor to Caritas Haiti and describes them as one of their “partners”.
See correction here.
Whenever an emergency or natural disaster hits, so does, unfortuntately, massive fraud. The hucksters are always out to either profit or push their agenda. Remember 9/11 and Planned Parenthood?
PPFA practices a very selective form of generosity to the victims of horrible tragedy. After so many lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attack, the January 2006 Sago Mine disaster, and Hurricane Katrina, PPFA offered relief to survivors … in the form of free birth control and abortions. (Source)
Remember the Tsunami?
When you give a donation these days, don’t be the useful idiot for the anti-family lobby. Do not be tricked by the “urgency” of those asking for the donations either. Clear your head, do a little research, and take your time. With the internet these days, it’s relatively easy to find organizations where your money is not going to end up in a pro-abort’s bank account or in some unscrupulous person’s pocket.
If it is true that Caritas Haiti is pushing “reproductive rights”, that would make FOUR partners in Haiti who engage in anti-family activities.