Help Haiti's People

I watched the news this morning and cried as I watched a woman rescued from the rubble, her husband heralding all the help of his neighbors.  They were powerless to lift her out of the tumbled structure of concrete until the LA Firemen showed up with their equipment. After three hours, they lifted her out and she burst into song, joined by the crowd around her, thanking God for saving her life. When the reporter leaned in to ask her if she thought she would survive, she said “Yes, why not?”  I laughed through the tears now streaming down my face. Why not, of course.

Turning off the news of Haiti, I feel guilty, like I am turning my back on their suffering. What right do I have to come into my office and my computer, my writing, my life going on uninterrupted while their loved ones are dying from simple infections because of lack of antibiotics and medical care? One mother said she would rather her daughter die than have her leg amputated. The life of an amputee is grim in Haiti. When I turned off that report, they were still searching for another relative to give permission for the amputation to save the child’s life.

For those of us of modest means, all we can do is to give to reputable charities that are getting aid to Haiti right now.  They will need so much help to start to recover. I can only add my voice to the plea.

Text Your Donation:

Text “Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross. The $10 will be charged to your phone bill.

Give More:

Click here to give to the Red Cross, which is my choice of a trusted entity getting help to Haiti.

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