Friday, January 15, 2010

Haitian Earthquake Relief


On January 12, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit outside of the capital of Haiti, causing widespread destruction to homes, hospitals, schools, government buildings, roads, and lives. Emergency responses from the U.S. Department of State, the American Red Cross, Mercy Corps, and others have been quick, but they need your immediate support to provide food, shelter, and other relief supplies. As the UN’s Special Envoy to Haiti, President Clinton is asking everyone to give what you can to help the people of Haiti respond and recover from this disaster.

Click here to donate to the Clinton Foundation, a "legitimate" humanitarian effort to help ease the suffering of so many, who were already living in poverty far more devastating than anyone could ever image.

And, if you think you have a strong stomach, watch here to see prior to this week's earthquake, how some Haitians had learned to survive on a mere diet of mud cookies made from dirt, water, butter, and salt. Mind-boggling stuff.

1 comment:

Lynn Sinclair said...

I cry with every news story. Don't you wish you could just open your front door and give these people some of the many things they need? It's taking too long to get real help to them.