Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Excess baggage

Debbie Woodward leaves tomorrow (Thursday 11/18) for Haiti with several hundred pounds of supplies, urgently needed by RHFH as they fight the cholera crisis there. She will pay hundreds for the excess baggage herself when she checks in at the airport.

I suggested to her that some of you might be willing to help reimburse that expense. Here’s her response.

People who don’t care about tax write-offs can send me a check directly.

Debbie Woodward
Northrup King Building – Main Office
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413

Others should just donate to RHFH directly [top of right column at the RHFH website] because the needs are SO immense to provide IV fluids and medication to so many people.  Zach is looking for supplies multiple times per week just to get through this initial outbreak which could continue to escalate.

If people sent me more than check-in money, I will forward ALL of the money to RHFH.

Hope that helps.  I think it is best to leave them maximum flexibility with the funds.


She continues by asking for prayer.

We can also all use prayer.  We pray that we stay healthy and that we are able to give assistance to Lori, Licia and the staff.  They are tired.  The staff is becoming fearful.

Please do pray. And thank you for considering a gift.

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3 Responses to “Excess baggage”

  1. Hi,

    Thank you for getting the word out.

    Does Debbie Woodward have an email address?

    Madai Soca

  2. I picked up a book by Thomas Vincent to read this morning and read the following exerpt from the inside flap of the cover and couldn’t help but think of the many that are serving the suffering in Haiti.
    “…Out of his beloved pulpit, he gave himself over to the education of the youth. When the plague of 1665 came however, Vincent became the friend of the afflicted, offering comfort and assistance to the diseased and dying. God protected him during this time, for sixty- eight thousand died of the plague in London
    alone that year, seven in his own household, yet Vincent had perfect health during the entire ordeal.”
    Whether in life or death- all is gain in Christ.

  3. lol, nice article friend!. I was reminded of my friends about it, maybe I’ll tell her this blog, and some other friends.

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