Help for Haiti

By now virtually everyone will know of the devastating earthquake and aftershocks that continue to rock the small nation of Haiti in the Caribbean. I've practically been glued to the television set as I watch for signs of life in the rubble and PRAY for any signs of good news in this truly tragic situation. I have been praying for international aid and assistance to reach these dear people as soon as possible.

Today I was deeply moved by the generosity of my Canadian countrymen and the generosity of the many other nations and individuals that have stepped up to help our brothers and sisters in Haiti. There are many organizations on the ground in Haiti to which one can donate funds. You can read about the Canadian aid agencies here. If you are not in Canada, many of these agencies have international counterparts.

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Canadians can donate to charities through text message. The Salvation Army began its "text-to-donate" program on Thursday, whereby Canadians can make a $5 donation by texting HAITI to 45678 from Rogers Wireless or Bell Mobility, and then confirming with a YES reply. World Vision Canada is encouraging people to use social networking sites to challenge others to donate in a campaign called $10 And Pass It On. That is where I gave my donation. I encourage you to do likewise if you are a Canadian reader as every $10 counts toward helping someone.

Americans can donate to the Salvation Army by texting a message with the word 'Haiti' to 52000 for a $10 donation. You can also text "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross relief efforts for Haiti. The amount will be added to your cell phone credit card bill.

For more information about the aid agencies around the world that are providing assistance to Haiti, here is one short summary article disaster and relief aid to Haiti.

Comments

  1. I love your passion and willingness to serve those in need! Thank you for your research into the best places to donate. Here in Australia there are many outlets to contribute also, including all the major tennis players having a "hit for Haiti" charity event here at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

    Bless you dear lady xx

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  2. Aww thank you Shell. I feel we humans are all in this life together, you know. We need to help one another because the next time, it could be us who need the help. I'm encouraged by the many organizations and individuals who are helping Haiti. I see them everywhere on the internet too. I just pray and home that the Haitian people themselves do get the help they need on the ground. God bless you too my friend. xx

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  3. Aww thank you Shell. I feel we humans are all in this life together, you know. We need to help one another because the next time, it could be us who need the help. I'm encouraged by the many organizations and individuals who are helping Haiti. I see them everywhere on the internet too. I just pray and home that the Haitian people themselves do get the help they need on the ground. God bless you too my friend. xx

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  4. I love your passion and willingness to serve those in need! Thank you for your research into the best places to donate. Here in Australia there are many outlets to contribute also, including all the major tennis players having a "hit for Haiti" charity event here at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

    Bless you dear lady xx

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