Jan 17, 2010

Haiti Needs You!

I don't know how much you know about what's happening in Haiti. I for one haven't been following the news. Having Elmo and Playhouse Disney rule the television at home 24/7 doesn't help either. I knew there was an earthquake but I didn't know it was this bad. If you are like me, please give this post a read...

Here's the latest statistics from Pan America Relief...
  • As many as 100,000 people may have died in the massive earthquake.
  • It is estimated that an additional 3 million people are affected by the 7.0 earthquake.
  • Aftershocks continued to rock the country after the major quake.
  • Security remains a major concern in the capital.
  • The AP reports that tens of thousands of Haitians may have lost their homes.Most hospitals and clinics are out of supplies.
I read somewhere on the net that scientists fear that another earthquake, that would be larger on the Richter Scale, might hit Haiti again. That would be a catastrophe! It is extremely vital that they get aid now!!!

You can help by donating to the following charity organizations:

Pan Relief America
Care
Doctors Without Borders
Friends of the World Food Program
International Rescue Committee

There is also an application on Facebook by CAUSES which allows you to give a special gift to your friends. These gifts are items that the people of Haiti need right this moment. So head to the Charity Gift Shop by CAUSES and start giving today!

Lastly, here is a video from YouTube.com. This video contains graphic images so viewer discretion is advised...

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