Families of September 11 is now operating as the For Action Initiative. The
web pages on this site are available for informational purposes only.
Please visit us at www.foractioninitiative.org
January 14, 2010
Dear FOS11 Members,
In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Port au Prince our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Haiti as they struggle to cope and make sense of the tragedy which has struck their island. FOS11 stands in unity with survivors and those who have lost loved ones, homes, and communities. FOS11 also honors the rescue and recovery workers who are sacrificing and working tirelessly to help those in need and save lives.
This disaster has affected an area which has endured extreme poverty and lack of resources, making it one of the poorest regions in the world. Over the years the Haitian people have proved to be resilient and resourceful. A disaster of this magnitude, however, requires outside assistance on a massive scale. FOS11 trusts that as happened subsequent to 9/11 people will reach out to innocent victims and provide support and assistance as they are able. Below are two websites that list experienced disaster response and relief organizations accepting donations for their relief work in Haiti.
National VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) - Lists american disaster response organizations. www.nvoad.org
Interaction - Lists international disaster response and development organizations. www.interaction.org