I haven't posted on here for a long while, but I know a lot of PC people still read this, and I know a lot of you have great, good, big hearts.
Yesterday, January 12, 2010, Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake. Initially, Haiti had a 7.0 earthquake. Since the, the country has been hit seemingly nonstop by earthquakes (aftershocks) ranging from 4.2 to 5.9 magnitude.
The country is in ruins, and people testified to seeing a cloud of dust rise above the city at the end of the earthquake. The National Palace to the UN Headquarters have been destroyed. The hospital and healthcare system is demolished, the airport couldn't get any signals out, the jail has been destroyed with some escaped inmates. More importantly, the Haitian citizens are without home, food, water, health care, or power. Many are trapped under rubble and hundreds of thousands are feared dead.
Luckily many countries, companies, and individuals are pledging aid to Haiti. The country has been a poor and disadvantaged country for a long time, but this earthquake has simply put the country into ruins.
Please remember, right now the Haitians can use every little bit of aid you can offer, so please consider visiting one of these sites to help.
- American Red Cross (click to donate money, or text "Haiti" to 90999)
- Beyond Borders
- Doctors Without Borders
- Haiti Children
- Haitian Health Foundation
- Hope for Haiti
- International Medical Corps
- International Rescue Committee
- Mercy Corps
- World Hope International (to donate for Haiti, choose "Disaster Response: Haiti" from drop down menu)
- World Relief Responds
- World Vision
- Yele (Wyclef John's website to raise awareness about Haiti)