January 14, 2010

Why?


As I watch the news coverage of the horrible earthquake in Haiti, "Why?" is all that I can say.

I think Haiti is the last place on earth that was prepared for this type of disaster.

The people, unsure of their future, sit among bodies and those that are severely injured and waiting on medical help that may never come.

It really makes you feel helpless, doesn't it?

I was sitting here watching the news and saw this story about a family who has an adopted daughter waiting for them in Haiti. They don't have the video up on ABC's website yet, but please read it here.

I'd like to spread the word on how to help. This is from the Red Cross website:

"Countless requests have come from people wanting to help. The best way to do that is to make a donation to the American Red Cross International Response Fund at redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Donors can designate their gifts to Haiti relief. Donations to the International Response Fund allows the American Red Cross to respond to global emergencies and disasters.

In addition, several hundred thousand people have chosen to make a mobile donation. Donors can text "Haiti" to 90999 on their cell phone to send a $10 donation to support Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti. The mobile giving effort raised more than $3 million by Thursday morning, and all money raised goes to support Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti."

I think every little bit helps in these situations. We all have to come together to help those in need. I would hope that everyone around the world would do that for me if something similar happened here.

I just texted a donation. Still feeling helpless, though.

10 comments:

JC said...

It is crazy how something can happen so quickly and devastate so many people. I wonder a lot about why things happen in life. I guess it doesn't do much good. I always look up though and then say a prayer of thanks for all that I have been blessed with. It only takes a few minutes to lose it all though. So proud of you for supporting these efforts. We are truly a fortunate people here in the USA.

amanda said...

i have had to quit watching the stuff. it breaks my heart. especially after donating things there last year, i feel like i 'know' some of the people. and then i get sad. i guess i try not to ask why because we don't know god's ultimate plan. but all i do know is that good comes out of everything, because he promised that.

Rubydotlarue said...

It is a total tragedy. These people are so helpless and you're right so many are waiting on medical help that may not make it in time. Disease is a big worry too... Thank you for showing how people can support these poor people from the comforts of their own home. I'm going to copy and paste part of this blog onto mine so people know how they can help! Thanks!!!

Susie said...

This so devastating. I feel for these people. I am glad to see people wanting to help. I have done my part too.

Kaileigh said...

I texted a donation as well, I think that was an incredibly smart idea for them to set up the text donations.

These type of disasters always seem to strike areas that are incredibly poor and unprepared. Very very sad...

Lesli said...

Oh Stephanie.. I know, my heart aches for these people..I dont understand either?? I pray that they find some relief soon..We are going to text a donation..so sad...

Kristin said...

It's just so tragic. It's breaking my heart thinking about kiddos being in the middle of that disaster!

Holly said...

It is so horrible. I'm glad so many people are stepping up to help the people of Haiti. They surely need it!

elvira pajarola said...

...We feel so tremendously sad; such an incredibly tragedy...
We try too to help; joyning and contributing with donations...but....it is so little.

ciao ciao Stephanie
elvira

Bridgett said...

Helpless...yes, I think we all feel that way right about now.

I feel such grief in my heart about this...

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