Melbourne Victory to assist Haiti appeal on Australia Day

Melbourne Victory today announced that its Australia Day clash against Wellington Phoenix at Etihad Stadium will assist World Vision's efforts to raise funds for victims of the Haiti earthquake disaster.

Melbourne Victory today announced that its Australia Day clash against Wellington Phoenix at Etihad Stadium will assist World Vision's efforts to raise funds for victims of the Haiti earthquake disaster.

World Vision volunteers will be on hand on Tuesday to collect donations from fans, while both teams will wear black armbands and a minute's silence will be held before kick off in memory of the lives lost in Haiti.

Melbourne Victory fans can also support World Vision's Haiti Earthquake Appeal by visiting worldvision.com.au or calling 13 32 40.

The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that ravaged Port-au-Prince and its surrounding areas on January 12 has affected millions and left people without food, water or shelter.

World Vision is currently in Haiti, providing thousands of families with emergency kits, shelter, water, clothing, blankets, food, hygiene and cooking sets, and delivering medical supplies to 11 hospitals and health centres.

"World Vision is distributing aid to thousands of earthquake survivors in Haiti, but we are urgently appealing for more funds to help respond to the disaster," World Vision Chief Executive Tim Costello said.

"As media coverage of the Haiti earthquake disaster subsides, the needs in the quake zone remain desperate."

Melbourne Victory CEO Geoff Miles encouraged all Melbourne Victory fans to donate whatever they can at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

"We are pleased to offer our support to World Vision's Haiti Earthquake Appeal in this time of need," Miles said.

"Every dollar counts and goes a long way to assisting the people of Haiti who have been affected by this disaster."