This is the MPP office on Delmas 39th.
Jenny and Keila and I are doing well. Thank you for your many e-mails, and for your prayers.
Here are some observations about how you can help, in addition to your prayers:
Please consider checking out Presbyterian Diaster Assistance. They are the arm of the Presbyterian Church which focuses on disaster situations. The do an excellent job of not only providing immediate emergency relief through dependable in-country organizations, they also focus on the longer term recovery effort. The website is:
Also, for ongoing news and information about relief work related to specific PCUSA partners in Haiti, as well as more general information, please check out the Haiti Network:
Finally, for individuals and churches who would like to support the work that Jenny and I are involved in, working with the PCUSA partner MPP--Mouvman Peyizan Papay (Farmer's Movement of Papaye), there are two options.
For the agricultural work I am involved in, which will not provide immediate relief, but will address the longer term issues of exacerbated hunger throughout the country:
Write the check for Presbyterian Church (USA)
Write the account number H000007 (H, five zeros, 7) and MPP-Road to Life Yard-Moringa project on the check.
Send it to PC(USA)
Individual Remittance Processing
P.O. Box 643700
Pittsburgh PA 15264-3700
To help support the work that Jenny is involved in, with MPP's health center follow the instructions on the website for MBF (Medical Benevolence Foundation):
The account number for MPP's health center is 530-445
Please include the reference: MPP's Integrated Health Center, "Mironda Heston"
Jenny's work with the health center directly affects the immediate needs of many of the folks streaming to the countryside from the devastated areas around Port au Prince, Leogane and Petit Goave. Hundreds are leaving Port au Prince daily, returning to their homes. Pressure on the fragile resources in the countryside will be heavily affected.
Please know that the best of what you have to offer are your prayers and your concerns. Knowing that we are not alone, that the world is willing to share part of the grief, is a relief.
Mark, Jenny and Keila