Saturday, January 16, 2010
Readers may already have a preferred way of supporting relief efforts, but if you are concerned about the aid getting in, or about the integrity of the pathway through which it goes, here’s an appeal that can be counted on to do what it says in the way it says. And it is already established in Haiti and has programs operating there.
Having had personal dealings with Dillon International, our family has found them to be very credible and accountable. In particular, it’s quite laudable that they operate not only adoption programs in many countries around the world but also humanitarian efforts in these countries — for example, a home for street children who will not be adopted or otherwise cared for in Vietnam.
Also, there is a local connection, as they have recently paired with Buckner Family Services to increase the scope of the operations of both. Below is an e-mail from Deniese Dillon, a founder.
We are so very saddened by the tragedy that has hit Haiti! We have learned from Gladys Thomas, the Director of Dillon’s Programs in Haiti, that the Children’s Village and Hope Hospital are okay. There has been some flooding, one of the walls on a building collapsed, and many people are gathering in this location but otherwise all is well. The Village (orphanage home) has food but the children are scared.
There will be many people throughout the Haitian community that will continue to come to Hope Hospital looking for care…it is already very full with earthquake victims.
The great need right now is gasoline to run the generators. If you are interested in helping provide aid to the children and people of Haiti please click the link below. We are able to get the funds directly to Gladys and the funds will be put immediately to use.
Please check the Dillon International website periodically for updates on this situation. http://www.dillonadopt.com/
Thank you for your help,
3227 East 31st Street, Suite 200 I Tulsa, OK 74105
Voice: 918.749.4600 I Fax: 918.749.7144