Updated: Thursday, 14 Jan 2010, 12:01 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010, 12:01 PM EST
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Many agenices based in West Michigan are responding to the earthquake disaster in Haiti. Here's a partial list of who and how you can help.
American Red Cross accepting donations for Haiti earthquake victims
Rays of Hope for Haiti is collecting supplies for earthquake victims. Nonperishable food items include beans, rice, canned goods, cooking oil, powdered milk, canned milk, peanut butter, salt, over-the-counter medical supplies, bandages, wraps, sheets, blankets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, washcloths and towels
The items can be dropped off at --
446 Grandville Ave., loading dock #6, in Grand Rapids
Call (616) 206-7948 for more information
Monetary donations can also be dropped off at the site (please call the number; don't leave money at the dock
Or mail the donations to --
Rays of Hope for Haiti
946 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Make checks payable to Rays of Hope for Haiti
The Baptist Haiti Mission, based in Rockford, has two West Michigan men in the area. They are taking contributions on their website: www.bhm.org
For donations or questions, call them at 800.359.5174
The Spring Lake based Faith International works in Haiti. For information or to make a donation, visit their website: http://www.faithinactionint.org/index.htm
GLOW Ministries International, based in Zeeland, has staff in Haiti. A team will travel to Port Au Prince soon. To contact them or make a donation, visit their website: http://glowmi.org/visionmission.html
Mailed donations can be sent to PO Box 123, Zeeland, Michigan, 49464
The Diocese of Grand Rapids is working through the Catholic Relief Services to provide disaster relief in Haiti. To mail a donation: Diocese of Grand Rapids, c/o Haiti Relief Effort, 360 Division Ave. S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4501. Checks may be made payable to Diocese of Grand Rapids/Haiti Relief.
Or visit their website: http://www.crs.org/
The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee is providing support and preparing for long-term aid. To volunteer, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. To donate,
Bethany Christian Services is accepting donations, which will go toward Bethany's partner orphanages. You can select Haiti -- Earthquake Recovery under "gift designation."
Visit the organization's Web site for all the details.
The Spring Lake-based International Aid needs cash donations for their relief efforts. You can make a donation through their website: http://www.internationalaid.org
Or call their 24-hour donation line at 800.251.2502
The Salvation Army of Kalamazoo is accepting monetary donations to assist in the Haiti relief effort through their website: www.tsakalamazoo.org
By phone at 269-344-6119, and postal mail at: The Salvation Army, Attn: Haiti Relief, 1700 S. Burdick Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001