Cincinnati, OH, January 23, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Cincinnati’s Professional Indoor Soccer Team, the 1790 Cincinnati Express, has partnered with Compassion International to raise money to aid child victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
Working in Haiti since 1968, Compassion currently has 230 child development centers in Haiti that serve more than 64,000 children, many in and around Port-au-Prince. "The damage is truly catastrophic," said Compassion International President and CEO Wess Stafford. "We are going to do all we can to provide immediate relief and to continue, without interruption, our long-term work with the children of Haiti to permanently break the terrible cycle of poverty in this, one of the poorest nations on the planet."
On Saturday, January 23, the 1790 Express takes on the St. Louis Illusion. Compassion volunteers will be on hand to accept tax deductible donations. When a disaster on this scale occurs, Compassion mobilizes relief efforts such as:
· Food and clean water
· Temporary shelter
· Basic sanitation and personal items
· Medical attention and preventive health care
· Family reunification and/or trauma counseling
"As the after shocks of this quake continue to be felt across Haiti, our goal is that waves of compassion will continue to be felt in the days, weeks, months and years ahead," said Wess Stafford.
About Compassion International: Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Compassion has been rated 4 stars by Charity Navigator for 8 consecutive years. Visit http://www.compassion.com for more information.
The 1790 Express faces the St. Louis Illusion Saturday night, January 23rd, at the Gametime Training Center in Fairfield, Ohio at 8:00pm.
Visit the website at www.1790cincinnatiexpress.com for ticket and schedule information.