>> 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 here.
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 here.
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.