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Thank you, Haiti donors and supporters!

January 6, 2011

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As we're reflecting on the one-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, I am looking at some data about all of you who supported Mercy Corps' work for the first time during the Haiti emergency. (I'm the database manager, so part of my work is helping make sure we're good stewards of donors' money by analyzing our performance across many metrics.)

It's a big number — more than 50,000 new people donated to Mercy Corps to help in Haiti. I'm just awe-struck by the number. Every one of you were moved in some way to help in Haiti. If you're one of those new-to-us-at-Mercy-Corps donors, thank you!

And if you were already a Mercy Corps supporter who reached out to help during Haiti, thank you, too!

All of your support has allowed us to respond in Haiti in the ways that people need — clean water, cash-for-work, helping kids recover emotionally, and getting the word about how to prevent cholera.

I hope you'll all take a moment to look at some of our one-year progress posts and reports — there's a lot still to be done, but also a lot that's been achieved.

I wish I could thank each of you in person.

Warm regards,