I’ve obviously been thinking a lot about what’s happening in Haiti and wanted to write a quick email and let you know about a great organization working to get relief and products to everyone there. PSI (Population Services International) is a global health organization working to prevent really deadly diseases like HIV, malaria and diarrheal disease in some of the poorest countries around the world. I’m an Ambassador to their Child Survival program and last year I traveled with them to Southern Sudan. The trip changed my life in a profound way.
PSI isn’t a relief organization, they are really great at getting large quantities of health products to people. I was so impressed and inspired by what I saw in Southern Sudan – the impact of such small, cost-effective interventions and the efficiency with which PSI distributes them to hard to reach, resource-poor areas is really incredible.
I know you’re watching the news, anxious about the situation in Haiti, as I am, and wondering what you can do to help. I hope you’ll consider joining me and supporting PSI as they mobilize assistance to the millions of Haitians affected by the earthquake. All donations received will help PSI and its partners provide life-saving products to clean and sanitize local water supplies along with general humanitarian relief for earthquake victims as they transition from basic survival to recovery. With over 20 years of experience in the country, they have a network that will allow for quick and efficient distribution of life-saving products that can prevent outbreaks that are so common in post-disaster settings.
Please, join me today and give what you can at www.psi.org/donate.
It doesn’t take much – for just 50 cents, you can give a family of four in Haiti clean drinking water for a month.