Yesterday a major earthquake devastated Haiti.

The worst reported earthquake in the region in 200 years struck, killing countless numbers of people and wounding many more. According to preliminary reports, 3 million people have been affected by the quake.

We need your help to respond.

The American Friends Service Committee is seeking financial contributions to help Haitians recover from the devastation of the earthquake and rebuild their lives and communities. Please make a gift today and aid Haitian earthquake survivors.

As I write, we have been in contact with some partners and are analyzing ways AFSC can work with them to help Haitians recover from this tragedy and help those most in need. In the quake's aftermath, power and telephone access is difficult right now, but we continue to try to reach our many contacts in Haiti to assess the best way for AFSC to help.

In Haiti, we will continue our distinct approach to responding to humanitarian crises. As we did after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, AFSC will work with partners where our capacity to help is greatest. While tending to the immediate crisis, AFSC is always committed to strengthening local capacity to rebuild, recover and heal after times of crisis and devastation.

I will keep you updated as our work evolves and the situation becomes clearer.

Right now, we need your help to respond to this emergency.

Our prayers and sympathy go out to all in Haiti and elsewhere who are mourning, anxious, searching for their loved ones. Please join me in holding them in the Light. Donate Now