Thursday, 14 January 2010

Disaster relif in Haiti

If you've read a paper, turned on the news, or listened to the radio since Tuesday, you've heard it.  Haiti has been absolutely devistated by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake.  The death toll is estimated by the prime minister to be 100,000.  Let me say that again one hundred thousand.  Approximately three million people have been affected by this tragedy.  If you're watching this in horror as I have been, you may be wondering what you could possibly do.  Compassion International is an incredible organisation to donate through.  More than 80% of funds go towards missions, with very little being spent in administrative expenses.  All funds donated for disaster relief are used to provide for families and childrenaffected by the crisis.  Compassion has moved quickly setting up a fund for Haiti where all donations will be used immediately for disaster relief there.  Just $35.00 can provide food and water for one family for an entire week.  I would urge you to consider donating to the relief effort there.  Sacrifice your Starbucks for a week, take your lunch to work, skip going to the movies, do something.  Thirty-five bucks isn't that much.  I would be willing to bet that we could all get a little creative with our budgets and find that much to make a big difference for a family suffering.  If not, there is no minium amount to donate.  Send $5.00 if that's all you've got, but please, do something.  If you haven't already donated to the relief effort somehow, here is the link again just to make it easy!

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