Strategic World Impact to Launch Relief Efforts in Haiti
Bartlesville, OK – Strategic World Impact (SWI), an international organization committed to working in areas of war, disaster and Christian persecution, has announced its mobilization efforts to help those affected by the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and surrounding areas. DART (Disaster Assistance Response Team) members are currently mobilizing for relief efforts, which will include providing basic survival items such as rice, beans, shelter, clothing and Strategic Assistance Kits (SAKs) for the displaced residents of Haiti.
“Along with our partners in the area, SWI DART teams will utilize a supply line from the Dominican Republic to bring over critical supplies to those in need,” said Kevin Turner, president and founder of Strategic World Impact.
“It is vital that we get these supplies in as soon as possible to avert yet another humanitarian crisis for the people of Haiti,” he added.
Strategic World Impact has extensive experience in responding to complex humanitarian disasters such as the one in Haiti. Since its founding in 1998, the Oklahoma-based organization has provided critical humanitarian assistance after some of the world’s most devastating disasters, including Hurricane Mitch in 1998, the Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami of 2004, the Pakistan/Kashmir Earthquake of 2005 and the 2008 Kenyan Crisis.
The organization holds annual DART training conferences and has a network of specially trained volunteers and staff members to respond to situations such as the one currently taking place. SWI plans on mobilizing relief teams in Haiti beginning next week.
Turner said the ministry is in need of support for its efforts, which includes volunteers, prayer partners and financial support.
“We need people to give, go and most importantly, pray for our team members,” he said. “SWI is a lean organization with no bureaucratic red tape and supporters can be assured that their contributions will be used to directly impact those in need.”
For more information about volunteer opportunities or how to support SWI, visit http://www.swi.org or call 1-877-TEAM-SWI (832-6794). Call-in donations may be directed to 1-877-SWI-HOPE (794-4673).
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