Thursday, January 14, 2010

Remembering Haiti

Many of the blogs I read are calling their readers to give to the recovery efforts in Haiti. This country is one of the poorest in the Western Hemisphere and it experienced a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday of this week. There are over 3 million people in the nation of Haiti and many are waiting on food, clean drinking water, medicine, and other supplies. Some estimate the death toll to total close to 500,000 people when all is said and done. Can you imagine such despair? I cannot.

As I have watched pictures on the news of this unimaginable tragedy, I cannot help but wonder if America will experience anything like this in my lifetime. There are certainly tragic things that happen, but I have never experienced anything that took out my entire city, state or country. I cannot imagine the desperation of everything around me being destroyed, all means of communication being down, hunting for my friends and family members in massive rumble, and the hopeless feeling of not having food or water to drink. I am blessed and I have had to stop today and give God praise for the hand of protection that has been on my life thus far.

The blogs that I read are encouraging their readers to give a $10.00 donation to help the relief efforts in Haiti, and more if you can. There are many avenues where you can send your donation. Here are a few listed below.

*You can text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10.00 to the Red Cross. This amount will appear on your next phone bill.

*You can donate at any of the following websites.

I am challenging my readers to give a minimum of $10.00 today. It is a small amount really. As you give your donation, remember to give God praise for the things in your life today.

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