Oasis Church Meigs is planning “Hope for Haiti,” a night of worship, music, evangelism, prayer and service from 6-9 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28 at Meigs Middle School, to benefit the small, forgotten town. Oasis is partnering with national, non-profit organization The Hands and Feet Project in Franklin, Tenn. to get supplies directly to the people of Jacmel. The event is free.
Pastor Chad Dodson of Oasis and Director of Bands at Southern Local, said the church felt by partnering with The Hands and Feet Project, organized by Grammy Award winner Audio Adrenaline, was a legitimate way to reach people who “weren’t getting a whole lot of assistance.”
Dodson said though the church has several local outreach programs it plans on continuing, Oasis wanted to contribute globally. Dodson said in addition to sponsoring children internationally, the church wanted to reach an even larger group in need.
“Haiti was in shambles before the disaster but the earthquake heightened our awareness of the needs of the people now,” Dodson said.
“Hope for Haiti” will be accepting the following supplies which will then be distributed by The Hands and Feet Project to the people of Jacmel: tents, tarps, ropes, flashlights, blankets, diapers, formula, clothing, shoes, toys, books, nonperishable food items, medical supplies.
Dodson said monetary donations are also needed and the transfer of any of these financial donations will be handled through a local banking organization and a representative will be on hand during the event to explain the specifics of how that transfer will be handled. Dodson said like the supplies, the cash will go directly to the affected people in Southern Haiti.
“We’re doing this because this is a moment where we saw a need and wanted to meet that need,” Dodson explained.