Haiti Stories And Links
I know we are being bombarded with everything that’s happened in Haiti but it really has been devastating to see what this natural disaster has done to what was already such a fragile country. Anything we can do to help is worth it and it’s been amazing how much people have donated already! A few stories and pictures that touched my heart:
Even though it seems like everyone has lost someone, their home, their way of life, it is amazing how people are helping each other. A lot of children have been orphaned. There is one beautiful little boy, who is about four years old. I don’t know where he came from or how he got into our makeshift hospital compound, because he doesn’t really have any injuries. I asked him if he was alone, and he told me, “Yes, I am alone, but I’m here with my friends.” I look around and all of his friends are people he doesn’t know, all waiting for surgery.
7 yr old Haitian boy gets rescued with a smile on his face – click to see photo!
The little Haitian boy who greeted rescuers with a beaming grin as they freed him from a huge pile of rubble said yesterday, “I smiled because I was free — I smiled because I was alive.”
7 yr old raises $240K for Haiti – it’s amazing no matter how old you are you CAN make a difference!
The faces of haiti by the big picture – best photo news blog covers Haiti
Haiti’s children on their own on shattered streets – it’s the hardest imagining these children who have lost their parents!
Google’s Haiti Earthquake page – great roundup of donation links and news
At the very least, text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts. This is SO easy to do and $10 is nothing to us but can mean SO much to them. It just takes 1 minute to do!!!
Posted: 27 January, 2010 in Knowledge/News.