Wednesday, January 13, 2010

About Haiti

A friend of mine relayed some information she'd received through a friend of hers about victims of the Haitian earthquake. Apparently, children are sleeping with volunteers in corn fields b/c it is not safe to sleep out in the open.  What follows is some info direct from a volunteer in Haiti--

"...the girls are playing Uno and taking naps...We didn't get more than 45 minutes sleep last we're starting to run a little ragged...just started the clean up process...gathering supplies...Pray that we find water's running very low...sleeping in the cornfield again tonight... LOVE LOVE LOVE" 

If you can afford to, please donate to the relief effort.  You can give money to the Red Cross by texting "HAITI" to 90999 ($10 will be charged to your phone bill and up to $30/mo. can be donated this way).   I've already donated.  The earthquake survivors certainly need the cash more than I do.  If you aren't sure if you can afford it, check out these photographs--

Personally, I find these images highly convincing...

Om shanti.

PS  If you have a problem w/ the Red Cross, for whatever reason, here is a list of the web addresses and phone numbers of other charitable organizations involved at this time--