hope for haiti orphans

my friend mark miller is leading the charge in an effort to help orphans who have been affected by the earthquake in haiti.

from mark’s blog:

“when we heard about the estimates of 50,000-250,000 orphans in haiti BEFORE the earthquake coupled with the tiny office who were handling the cases had been destroyed, we knew something had to be done. orphans are the “least of these,” the children without a family looking out for them, the most vulnerable. and unfortunately, in catastrophes like these, they are the prey for those looking to exploit the crisis. the human traffickers move in and the orphans, especially in chaotic crisis, just disappear.”

as a children’s leader, i consider myself a protector and defender of all children, as i know so many of you do. now is the time for us to lead well and protect these children

mark is asking for complete humanitarian parole for ANY orphan who was in an orphanage when the quake hit. they should not be punished, left behind, or ignored simply because they had not yet been referred.

this is what we can do:

call our senators and congressional representatives. if you’ve never called them, call them now. be polite, but ask the pointed question:

“does my senator/representative support extending humanitarian parole to the orphans of haiti who have not yet been matched with families?” tell them that we cannot leave these children behind. they are the most vulnerable of the haitian people.

be polite but be persistent. if the person answering doesn’t know, ask for someone to call you back.

find and call your U.S. Senator

find and call your U.S. Representative

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