Friday, January 15, 2010

Helping Haitians

Last night, I sat and watched news coverage of the devastation in Haiti. I watched a woman being held by her husband, as she wailed the loss of her four children - her sorrow having brought her to the brink of insanity. I watched as a child Avery's age sat quietly, as her family prayed that a life-threatening infection did not set in where she had lost two fingers. I saw blood running down the gutters instead of rain wash-off. And bodies, lots and lots of bodies. I wept.

If you've been tuned in at all, you've seen it too. The USA will, as it always does, offer its generous hand towards these people who, even in good times, have so little. But what about ME, as an individual? I feel so helpless.
Über-designer and blogstress, Charlotte Moss has pledged a $10,000 donation to UNICEF in the hopes of inspiring others to donate what they can to help Haitians. I can't offer up that sort of assistance, but I can do a little - and pray a lot. Join in. Blog about it - let's get this ball rolling.
Here's the UNICEF link to donate

6 comments:

Morning T said...

Great post Alison, I definitely need to do my part and will click on your handy dandy link.

Although it's certainly insignificant compared to what's going on in the world, I have something to brighten your day a bit...check out today's post.

http://morningt.blogspot.com/2010/01/spreading-sunshine.html

JMW said...

Well said...Haiti has been weighing heavy on my mind as well. I donated to UNICEF this morning.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

great post! such a tragedy... it seems that these countries are always the ones to suffer...

Sarah - La Jeune Marie said...

Thank you for the easy link! I have been wanting to donate but not fall into a scam! Great post!

Minnie said...

Thank you for posting on this. I, too, have been concerned, listening to NPR about the magnitude of the damage and loss, but finding it difficult to express on a blog post. Kudos to you for doing so.

My Passport to Style said...

Hi there, great post,this is a huge loss and tradgedy for the world! It is beyond comprehension what the people of this country must be suffering!! I will be donating and thinking of these people in their struggle. Sharon xox