The amount of money collected by the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession (ECAV) in Slovakia to help people affected by the earthquake that hit Haiti in January reached €37,185 as of March 31, the TASR newswire was told on April 24.
The money was sent to ECAV’s fellow organisations in Germany which are providing aid to Haiti in a variety of ways, said ECAV general bishop Miloš Klátik. Resources from the Slovak fund-raising campaign have been used to buy medicines, medical instruments and food for the Haitian people.
The massive earthquake, which reached a magnitude of 7 on the Richter scale, hit the country on January 12 and killed at least 200,000 people.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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27. Apr 2010 at 10:00