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Capital launches appeal for quake stricken Haiti

posted 15 Jan 2010, 01:55 by myEdinburgh Admin
An urgent appeal has been launched today aimed at raising funds for the island nation of Haiti after it was struck by a severe 7.3 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday.

Edinburgh’s Lord Provost, George Grubb, who Chairs the Edinburgh Disaster Committee, said: “I’m pleased to have seen very quick action from the government and aid agencies to deal with the immediate impact of this disaster.”

“For our part, we will be looking to the longer-term and trying to provide assistance for the rebuilding of those communities devastated by the earthquake. Our staff and people in the Edinburgh area have a long and proud tradition of reaching out to those in less fortunate circumstances. I’m sure they will act with the same compassion and generosity in response to this tragedy.” 

See the Council’s news release for more information or visit Mercy Corps’ website to donate.