Help For Haiti

>> Friday, January 15, 2010

It's impossible not to be moved to tears when you see the pictures and hear the stories of the devastation in Haiti. When you see that kind of devastation, it's hard to know where to begin to help. It can leave you feeling helpless.

But we aren't helpless. There are ways we can help. First of all, we can pray. God hears our prayers. Lift up to people of Haiti to Him. Pray that they will feel His comfort, that rescue efforts will not be hampered, that they will be able to get the food, water, shelter and medical care they need, and that they will find hope in a hopeless time.

If you have the means, please consider giving financially as well. There are so many organizations out there that are helping this very moment.

Samaritan's Purse dispatched a team within just a few hours of the quake to help with water, medical care, shelter and other emergency needs. You can contribute to their efforts to help the people of Haiti here.

The Red Cross immediately released $200,000 in aid to assist the people of Haiti and is prepared to take further action after local responders assess the situation. Contribute to the Red Cross

Through World Vision you can not only contribute to emergency relief but you can also sponsor a child and provide long term support to a child in need. To contribute to World Vision go

The blogging community has also come together to help raise money. Crystal at
Money Saving Mom has rallied together a whole list of bloggers who will make a donation for every comment and link left on their blogs. Read about this effort here and be sure to stop by as many of these blogs as possible and leave a comment or link today.

Even with our very tight budget my husband and I feel called to give. Yesterday I gave the balance in my Paypal account to Samaritan's Purse. We have had some extra money come in over the last few days and after discussing it, we have decided to give an additional amount as well. We will donate $1 for every link left and .25 cents for every comment left between now and 1/20/10 up to a total of $100.

So please pray, leave your comments & links below and spread the word on facebook, twitter or your blog.


kbreints January 15, 2010 at 5:06 PM  

thank you for doing your part... and for enabling others to as well!

Katie January 15, 2010 at 5:39 PM  

Thank you for doing this, it's so generous of you!

Denise January 15, 2010 at 7:02 PM  

What a wonderful idea Janet!!! I'm still trying to figure out what I can do to help.

laurmela January 16, 2010 at 4:41 PM  

Thanks for doing this. I am sure you will be blessed.


Tiffany,  January 16, 2010 at 5:52 PM  

Thanks Janet! We've been involved with Haiti for about 15 years and are blessed to have visited there. Praise God our friends there were unharmed! The children in our orphanages are away from Port-au-Prince and are all safe. A team from IAM, including John's parents and many people we know were scheduled to go there on Jan. 30 and still plan to. I wrote about IAM on my FB page (Notes) if you are interested.

chrisnallynkids January 16, 2010 at 7:15 PM  

Donating the money in your Paypal account is a good idea. I will do that.

Heather,  January 17, 2010 at 4:35 AM  

Thanks for doing this! Its such a wonderful idea.

Jennifer January 20, 2010 at 8:28 AM  

Thank you for doing all you can to help. After the second quake today I wish I could be there to try to comfort the people. praying that there are many God loving people loving on the people of Haiti right now.

Coupon Teacher January 20, 2010 at 6:05 PM  

Thanks for stopping by to link up!

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