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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Help for Haiti

I've been devastated about the earthquake in Haiti this week. Like all prior natural disasters help is coming so late in the week and I know the people are suffering tremendously. From everything I've read this evening it's a logistical nightmare to get supplies into the damaged areas. I thought maybe they could air drop supplies from helicopters - don't we do this in war times? but haven't ready anything about this happening.

All week I've wanted to do something and I've finally settled on a charity that is close to my heart - Compassion. I've sponsored a child in Bolivia for 3 years and I know how much effort they put into meeting needs around the world. The following is information from the email I received from Compassion today:

Compassion sponsors and donors serve more than 65,000 children in Haiti. At least a third of them live in the areas that were hardest hit.

65K is alot of kids; I'm really astonished at this number for such a small island nation. I have a budget for charity donations and this month it's going to Compassion. I'm just putting this out there so you know my heart for these people and if you want to help there is a button on the right side that will take you to Compassion. Outside of this organization there are many many options. Donations can be sent directly to the Red Cross and I could go on and on but just google Haiti help and the options will appear. I hope everyone can help, even if it's just a little bit.

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