Friday, January 15, 2010
The situation in Haiti is desperate. The impoverished Caribbean nation was rocked by an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale on Tuesday and the ensuing devastation has been of dreadful proportions.
A young college girl from our hometown is unaccounted for at this hour. She had just arrived in Haiti with a team from her university to do mission work, I heard.
I received some pictures taken with a cell phone from a Trinidadian friend today. Images etched in my mind and especially my heart. Unforgettable.
I cry for this nation. This people. And I am feeling so helpless. What can I do? My feeble prayers, although uttered with good intentions, need hands put to them. I want to help somehow.
I did a little research and these are my favorite charities that are helping out with relief.
Please consider giving of your resources. It will make a difference.
American Red Cross
Doctors Without Borders