I don’t know about you, but watching and reading the media coverage of the earthquake in Haiti is making me feel very lucky right now. As of writing, there is no clear estimate of the number of people killed in this disaster, but CNN is reporting that it’s already more than 100,000 people. The images are horrifying.
One thing that was not destroyed was the airport – relief flights are still able to get in to help. So here’s where you can come in. You know I’m big on charitable donations. Give to those who need your help. And this is your chance. There are a lot of relief agencies already doing work in Haiti, and a quick search will give you an idea of where to donate. Two big ones are the American Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. If you check out Twitter, you’ll notice posts telling you that if you text a certain word to a specific number, you can make a $10 donation to that charity, which will be paid through your cell phone bill. While that method of donating isn’t my bag, if you’re interested, you should give it a shot.
Disaster relief is expensive. If you can, give a few dollars to help. If we all did this, imagine the help it would provide the relief organizations.