January 20, 2010

Haiti's Plight

Devastation of catastrophic proportions feel upon Haiti on Tuesday Jan 12, 2010 via a magnitude 7 earthquake. What has happened since can only be described as unimaginable. Loss, hunger, despair, pain have been a main theme a week later. Aid is arriving however it's trickling effect I fear will be the demise of many.  What does not surprise me is the extraordinary out pour of monetary donations I believe is a first for our global community. People want to help in any way they can for the most part. I am not going to talk about the anti-support for Haiti that I have seen this past week from several attention addicted radio hosts, to so called Christians and others. Focusing instead on Haiti's long term needs.  I am concerned that as weeks go by Haiti will be less spoken about causing care and support to dwindle. I hope I am wrong, that those who care will make it their personal commitment to be there long term. It's the basic principle to help those who can not help themselves.

Endurance and the will to make things better than when they were found are driving factors that humanity has proven they are capable of, I am hoping that will prove to be true again in this case. Time will be the witness.

Please follow the below #Haiti Twitter feed. It predominantly contains all things being talked about Haiti. The topics include progress being made, fund raising, emotions, messages of hope, sadly some ppl's sarcasm, needs still not being met, and many more related issues.



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Online Donations:
RedCross.org
Ricky Martin Foundation/Habitat for Humanity Haiti Recovery Fund
UnicefUSA.org
UnivisionHaiti.com
Yele.org

Text Donations via Mobile:
Text: rmfhaiti  to 25383 to donate $10 to RMF/HFH Haiti Recovery
Text: HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to RedCross relief efforts in Haiti
Text: Yele to 501501 and donate $5 to Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund by Wyclef

Charity Research/Checking Out Sites:
BBB.org
CharityNavigator.org
CharityWatch.org

Info:

Reporting Emergencies and Missing Persons in Haiti via Ushahidi.com
UNICEF via Twitter
NPRNews Haiti Earthquake Twitter List
Earthquake Maps via USGS.org

Lastly, thank you for coming by Por La Causa/For The Cause.

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