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Manitoba Reaches Out to Haiti

Released on January 13th 2010

As the world is scrambling to get details on what will likely be one of the most devastating natural disasters of the decade, Manitobans and Manitoba organizations are springing into action by preparing for massive relief efforts.

Today the Government of Manitoba announced it would be provide $100,000 for relief and rehabilitation in Haiti. These funds will be presented to the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) for distribution among its member organizations involved in operations in Haiti.

Currently, MCIC has several member organizations doing work on the ground in Haiti including the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, the Canadian Red Cross Society, Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, Hope International Development Agency, International Child Care, Mennonite Central Committee, Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, UNICEF Canada, the United Church of Canada, World Relief Canada, World Vision Canada and YMCA-YWCA Canada. All organizations are accepting donations from Manitobans who wish to contribute to relief efforts. Information on where to send donations can be obtained from their websites or by calling their main offices. “Because they’re already on the ground, these organizations will be able to assess the situation and respond quickly to what is going on,” says Janice Hamilton, MCIC Executive Director. “Right now the people in Haiti are in desperate need of Manitoba’s generosity.”

Canadian Red Cross Society

Canadian Catholic Organizations for Development and Peace

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee

Hope International Development Agency

International Child Care

Mennonite Central Committee

Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund

UNICEF Canada

United Church of Canada

World Relief Canada

World Vision Canada

YMCA-YWCA Winnipeg

Please contact:

Janice Hamilton, MCIC Executive Director

Phone: (204) 987-6420 Cell: (204) 795-2914 Email: mcic@web.ca

Visit www.mcic.ca