Friday, January 15, 2010

Help Haiti

It's 20 after 9 a.m. and I've only just realized that it's Friday. It's been that kind of week. A sick child, mountains of laundry, recipes gone awry and a grumpy mood that I can't shake. My constant internal monologue of "How am I supposed to handle all this stuff AND work a full time job" was raging this morning. But then I passed this headline on the way to work:

"Death Toll in Haiti up to 50,000"

And my mental griping stopped. All of my problems are petty. And insignificant. I have a roof over my head. I have a healthy (for the most part) family. I have food on my table. And I need to shut up and be thankful. On top of that, I need to find a way to help the thousands of people in Haiti who don't have any of the things I just listed above. I've asked my coworkers and company to donate. Will you?

There are a bunch of great organizations, ministry-related and not, that are helping in Haiti. Doctors Without Borders and American Red Cross are a couple of them. I'm donating for all the children left without mothers, and mothers left without their children.

What is your reason for donating?


  1. My reason for donating is my belief that we are all part of the human family, no matter where we live and families help each other out in times of crisis! You are so right that this tragedy puts all of our "struggles" into perspective in a hurry (see my status update yesterday)~ and then acting on that change in perspective is what makes all the difference! I love you daughter of my heart!

  2. I donated because I simply cannot even imagine going through what these people are going through right now. We are so fortunate - much more fortunate than them on an ordinary day, but especially in these circumstances. You are so right...we have nothing to complain about and we are so lucky.

    Jill (Rickerson) Buck

  3. Have been thinking all many hot meals, hot showers, comfortable, secure nights of sleep have I had, and so many in Haiti have had little or nothing in all this time. We truly are a global community and need to care for one another.