ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using funds from its Disaster Relief Fund, the National Hospice Foundation has donated an initial $15,000 to Haitian earthquake relief. Three organizations doing on-the-ground work in Haiti have each received $5,000: Holy Angels Hospice, Partners in Health, and the Hopital Albert Schweitzer (Albert Schweitzer Hospital).
"Just like everybody who has been watching the heartbreaking images from Haiti, NHF's board and staff have reacted with horror and sadness to the tragedy unfolding in that nation," said J. Donald Schumacher, President & CEO. "We were so grateful that past donations to the NHF Disaster Relief Fund allowed us to respond quickly with cash to these three fine organizations. It feels good to know we are doing something tangible to help in the wake of such devastation."
Holy Angels Hospice & Orphanage is located in Port-au-Prince. The facility is still standing, yet Holy Angels is in dire need of financial resources to ramp up service provision. Prior to the earthquake, they focused exclusively on caring for children. With current needs, Holy Angels plans to expand services.