Warren Heaps – Birches Group LLC
As some of you may know, the International HR Forum is now participating in a blogging initiative known as the HR Carnival. Every other week, a different HR blogger “hosts” the Carnival, which is a compendium of recent posts from some of the best written and most widely read blogs devoted to human resources topics.
For the next HR Carnival, which will be published on January 27 by Mike Vandervort at the Human Race Horses Blog, all of the bloggers are contributing posts which spotlight charities helping the relief efforts in Haiti. The hope is that our readers will be inspired to contribute to one or more of the featured organizations.
The editors of the International HR Forum have selected CHF International for our profile. CHF International is not as well known as some of the organizations making the headlines in the general media recently, but the organization has been working in Haiti since 2006 on one of the largest infrastructure rehabilitation and job creation projects in the country. They have also been undertaking repairs in connection with the 2008 tropical storm season, which devastated the northern part of the country.
CHF staff include many experts in construction and infrastructure, and will be supplemented by an emergency response team which is already on the ground. Their expertise is best described by this quote from their website:
“… some of CHF’s areas of greatest expertise (include activities) such as building ‘transitional shelters’; temporary homes that meet international standards where a family can live during the recovery period; helping to generate livelihoods, by employing people in the clean up of their community; and aiding reconstruction efforts by creating earthquake resistant buildings.”
We urge you to consider a donation to CHF International, or to the charity of your choice, to help the victims of this terrible tragedy in Haiti.
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