Tuesday, January 12, 2010

7.0 Earthquake Hits Haiti

I'm sitting here watching CNN's coverage of the 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti's capital, Port-Au-Prince, this evening. By all accounts, this disaster is devastating. But no one will know how bad it is until the sun comes up tomorrow... most likely we will not know the full extent of the damage and loss of life for days and weeks to come.

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7 comments :

Roy said...

I have no money, but can I help in some way?

votetiger127 said...

if there are any organizations that accept can food/clothing or something of that sort, it would be great if a list of said organizations could be compiled...i'm sure a lot of people would be glad to donate that way, especially with UPS shipping anything under 50 lbs to haiti for free.

thank you!

thomas schmidt said...

glad I wasn't there.

Sandra Miniutti said...

To votetiger127: Seeing those images on TV cause us all to want to do something tangible - like send supplies. But really, this isn't an effective way to give. Right now, cash is king. Charities need your money so they can fund their operations. They can often negotiate deals with companies to purchase supplies in bulk and they have the capacity to get those items into Haiti. UPS shipping might be cheap to Haiti, but I'd be amazed if any mail is getting in right now and who would receive it?
Again, your best option is to give cash. And if you have old itmes, have a garage sale and turn them into cash and then donate that money.

Lindsay said...

I'm very sorry what happened haiti

Susan said...

To Roy, yes you can always always pray and you can go around your neighborhood or to people who know you and collect change to donate. Tell your friends which charity their money will be going to - which charity you have chosen - and then send the money in to that charity. Good luck!

ewanedward said...

i dont have money but i pray to god for them .

Money