Grassroots Haiti relief effort underway

By Chuck Weber - bio | email

LAKE WORTH, FL (WFLX) - The Haiti relief effort is in full swing. At True Tabernacle Ministry of Jesus Christ, west of Lake Worth, the phones rang often Wednesday.

People called in wanting to help with donations of either money or supplies. In the room next door, goods were piling up-- boxes of canned food, drinks, bags of clothes-- all bound for Haiti.

True Tabernacle ministers to the local Haitian community, but also has a mission in Haiti. Church members say they have sponsored more than a dozen churches and established two schools there.

One of those answering the phones Wednesday was 24-year old church member Genevieve Marks. She said, "A situation like this, that's when you know how much love others can give."

True Tabernacle welcomes donations of canned goods, toiletries, baby items and money. The church has set up an account at Bank of America, "Tabernacle Help for Haiti."

Call the church at 561-935-9780 or visit their Web site