Ettore Rossetti
Ettore Rossetti campaign leader

Save the Children: There are non-financial ways to help Haiti earthquake victims.

A message on behalf of Carolyn Miles, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Save the Children.

Dear Friend of Save the Children,

Today we are all friends of Haitian children whose faces and needs move us so deeply. If you’ve made a gift for Save the Children’s earthquake relief in the rubble of what once was Port-au-Prince and the communities around it, I thank you. Your compassion is helping Save the Children work nonstop in a race against time and against the great risks confronting children.

Today I’m asking you to help in a non-financial way. Send this message to your family, friends and colleagues.

Hour by hour, Save the Children’s response grows. Over 91,000 children and adults have benefited from our distributions of food, water, and medical supplies and our mobile emergency health teams. Even as our immediate relief goes on, Save the Children has also committed to a five-year recovery program for children that will be our most ambitious since the epic 2004 tsunami.

Our relief in Haiti is arriving in many ways. Thousands of kits filled with essential hygiene supplies – which cost just $22 – are helping families protect their children’s health. A $24 shelter kit has blankets, mosquito nets and pails to store water. Each “Child Friendly Space” we set up with a kit of materials – $368 for Save the Children to assemble – can provide up to 100 children with hours of play that helps them forget their fears and stress.

We all want to help in as many ways as possible because we know girls and boys will need our comforting hands over the many difficult days ahead.

You can be an ambassador for them today with a simple click. Just by forwarding this message to family, friends and colleagues, you can help strengthen Save the Children’s lifeline to Haitian girls and boys. If you have a Facebook account, use your status to let everyone know what is being done for the children.

As a friend of Save the Children, you can encourage others to support an agency whose work you know and whose priority right now is to help Haitian children survive and recover from the worst disaster their country has ever faced.

Breaking news of our efforts and opportunities to make a gift are on Save the Children’s website,

For a grateful Save the Children and the children, I thank you again.

Carolyn Miles
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Save the Children

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