Fellowship of the Minds’ readers span the globe. Of the world’s many countries and islands, New Zealand ranks 7th in the number of our readers.
Yesterday, Feb. 22, New Zealand’s south island city of Christchurch was hit with its second massive earthquake in five months. At least 65 people were killed and some 300 are missing. There is widespread destruction in the city’s central business district. Prime minister John Key described the quake as “New Zealand’s darkest day.”
America may be thousands of miles away separated by the Pacific Ocean from New Zealand, but we are with you in spirit and prayer. I know these are tough economic times for many Americans, but if you can, please help our kiwi friends. Here is a listing of charitable entities helping in the recovery efforts:
- Salvation Army (Salvationarmy.org)
- Red Cross (NZ) (Redcross.org.nz) (At time of posting, not working)
- Red Cross (AU) – (Redcross.org.au)
- UK Emergency Shelter Charity in Christchurch (Shelterbox.org)