Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tears for Haiti

You can do something right now...
Text YELE to 501501 and you will give $5 to Yele Haiti Foundation
or
Text HAITI to 90999 and you will give $10 to the Red Cross
reuters picture
On a good day, life is tough for the more than 2 million residents of Port au Prince. On a good day....
All my "big" problems yesterday are nothing to me now.

And if you want more information from a relief worker,
Go visit my friend The Drama Queen.
Every single one of us can help.

22 comments:

Caution Flag said...

Thanks for the info. The poverty there is beyond description - as you say, on a good day.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Going to text them both right now. My company is also matching what we give. Virgina sent out help today. This is tragic. We all too ofen loose sight of our many blessings.
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Snooty Primadona said...

I know. Our problems seem so small compared to the devastation there. I saw it when I first got up this morning, which is always a bizarre way to start the day.

What if you're not allowed to text? Is there another way to donate?

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

and I thought I had it bad!
as NNG said...we should all be THANKFUL for what we have!
TEXT!!!

The Incredible Woody said...

It really puts things into perspective...

Drama Queen said...

Speaking as a Disaster Volunteer with the American Red Cross -

Bless you for posting this.

I had already posted this today on my blog, and wondered if I was the only one with this weighing on my mind...

...and then I found your posting and was touched.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, where the children often eat mudcakes for dinner.

They really do need our help.

Patty said...

It looks and sounds devastating doesn't it. I can't imagine going through something like that. We only have to worry about tornadoes.

Daryl said...

Did this before I left for the office this morning ... thank you for spreading the word!

big hair envy said...

And to think that I was tempted to whine this morning....

Nurse Nancy said...

I am hoping we can do something within school. Thanks for the info. It is very sad

Together We Save said...

Thanks for spreading the word. We all need to help any way we can.

T said...

This whole issue is just heartbreaking.

mom x 2 said...

Makes my problems seem so insignificant!

Mary said...

such a terrible tragedy!

jojo said...

thanks for the info MPM, it's hard to imagine the suffering now...

Grandma J said...

It's so sad. Life for the impoverished people of Haiti was deplorable before this tragedy. This serves as a reminder and an opportunity to show God's love and give. We have an obligation to give abundantly.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I listen to the Michael Baisden radio show on my ride home in the evenings, and he is strongly advocating Yele - you can also go to yele.com to donate. Yeclef Jean, who is Haitian, is its organizer, and evidently he's on his way there now.

It really is a tragedy.

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

My cousin is on mission through his church there. He's fine, as are his colleagues, but I can't imagine how they'll have to regroup to address needs that were critical before, unspeakable now.

Country Girl said...

Just watched the special on the news tonight. Tragic, devastating. Thanks for the links.

These Nine Acres said...

Wow. Good to know! My stress seems so silly now.

Hilary said...

These horrific events snap things into perspective pretty darned quick, don't they?

Thank you, L.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Sorry - the web site is yele.org.