The Chesterton-based Loving House Project (LHP) is organizing a clothing and
household supply drive for victims of this week’s earthquake in Haiti.
From Monday, Jan. 18, through Thursday, Jan. 21, during business hours at
Graphic 22 at 1505-2 S. Calumet Road in Chesterton, LHP will be collecting
any sized clothing and shoes, pain relievers, towels, and beddings, to be
personally delivered to the ministry of Max Manning in Topeka, Ka.
Manning, who has worked for years in Haiti, is currently organizing a ship
from Port Charles, La., to leave for Port-au-Prince in two weeks with relief
“We will sort the donations and pack everything on Thursday and Friday and
leave on Saturday morning to deliver the donations,” LHP said.
Cash donations can be sent straight to Rev. Manning’s organization: Global
Missions, Inc, a 501 (c) (3), and will receive a tax-deductible receipt. You
can contact Rev. Manning at
at (785) 231-8183 or (785) 232-2992. Or write to Global Missions, Inc., P.O.
Box 161, Topeka, Kansas 66601.
The primary goal of Loving House Project is to provide housing to the
disadvantaged and the disabled elderly. Contact LHP at
Meanwhile, The Salvation Army’s World Services Office, based in Alexandria,
Va., has committed $50,000 to the earthquake relief effort in Haiti and is
prepared to commit more resources as well as food, water, and other
The Salvation Army is accepting monetary donations to assist in the effort
well as at (800) SAL-ARMY and at The Salvation Army World Service Office,
International Disaster Relief Fund, PO Box 630728, Baltimore, MD 21263-0728.
“Our prayers are with the people of Haiti during the aftermath of this
devastating earthquake as well as with our Salvation Army officers and
employees throughout the country,” said Maj. Ralph Bukiewicz, divisional
commander for Western Michigan and Northern Indiana. “Rest assured, you will
find The Salvation Army is once again on the front lines helping those in
need without hesitation, without discrimination, and without fail.”
None of the Salvation Army staff in Port-au-Prince was injured in the quake
but the children’s home, clinic, and church in its compound there sustained
major damage, the Salvation Army said.
“The organization is preparing to send more than 44,000 pounds of
pre-packaged emergency rations to the country, along with emergency disaster
teams. The Salvation Army is working with other agencies to identify
appropriate transportation for the food. As with all such relief efforts,
The Salvation Army will be part of the initial emergency response while
assessing longer term needs of the residents.”