Wednesday, January 13, 2010

And the Earth Shook

Thanks so much for the words of encouragement and great suggestions regarding the well project! I am excited that this is going to happen. Fundraising "thermometer" and donation buttons to follow.

But first things first. Like me, you are probably reeling when thinking of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. You may be wondering why these things happen to the poorest and most vulnerable people. I don't have an answer. You may be wondering how to help.

Two wonderful organizations I mentioned yesterday, Community Coalition for Haiti and World Vision, are accepting on-line donations right now to help people in Haiti. The director of CCH is a friend of mine and we emailed after the earthquake yesterday. Both of these websites have updated information regarding conditions in Haiti and what their organizations are doing to help.

Off to tuck my kids into their warm, safe beds.


Masala Chica said...

My heart aches today. I can't get the images out of my head. Husband and I are working through what we will do - nothing is enough, but at the same time, anything will help.

Such a sad, sad day.

dearheart said...

Thanks for the posts on giving, Anna. Now I just need to follow through.

Anonymous said...

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Christy said...

I think it's great your going to do the thermometer and button on your site - and thank you for the donation links. What a tragedy.

Anonymous said...

You are a good person. Thank you for encouraging us to help.

I DO wonder how and why humankind allows others to suffer. Is there a good reason that Haiti and others are "poor?" There but for the grace of God go we.


Debbie said...

I sent a donation in as soon as I learned of the devastation. I am praying for that country and cannot imagine the horror they are living through.