Archive for January, 2010

Congregations Respond to Needs in Haiti

January 28, 2010

I’m really inspired by our congregations’ responses to the desperate needs of the Haitian people after the earthquake there. Within a couple of days, there were ideas flowing.

The Unitarian Fellowship at Lawrence, KS, raised over $2500 when they hosted a chili and cornbread supper for their members and friends.

Unity Church – Unitarian in St. Paul, MN, raised $10,000 in a special collection at their Sunday services.

First Unitarian Church in Wichita, KS, was featured on their local tv station for their vigil and collection of donations. Efforts by First Unitarian Church in Omaha, NE, were noted in an article in their local newspaper.

Two other Twin Cities congregations raised over $1,000 and nearly $2,000 in their respective Sunday collections.

Money will be needed for months and years to come, as Haiti tries to rebuild their infrastructure and feed and house their people. Donations will continue to be needed. The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee web site tells which organizations they are supporting with the