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Haitian Shockwaves

In a week full of political fights over same-sex marriage, groups pause to raise funds for Haiti relief efforts.

Save Lives in Haiti Now

In the wake of the Haitian earthquake, advocacy groups put aside politics to call for support of victims and relief efforts. For a couple of days, groups from the left, right, and middle had a common mission: to help the suffering in Haiti.

Dr. Hubert Morquette, country director for World Relief—one of the many relief organizations that have sent disaster teams—said the situation in Port-au-Prince was "devastating and grave." World Relief is the service arm of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). "For the longsuffering people of Haiti, a legacy of injustice and extreme poverty has multiplied the impact of natural disaster. Unknown numbers even now stand at death's door," the NAE said in a statement.

Other political groups used their websites and communications networks to promote relief efforts.

The American Family Association website features a new call to action: "Save Lives in Haiti Now." The AFA urged people to support World Vision's Haiti ...

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