Haiti- What can we do?

Haiti Earthquake 13.01.10
Image by caritasinternationalis via Flickr

Sometimes it feels like I live in a bubble, a very blessed bubble. Wednesday I traveled to NYC to sightsee and be a part of Martha Stewart’s blogging show (and yes I will post on that later).

With all the fun I was having I was out of touch with what was going on in the rest of the world…but when I got home Thursday evening the images of Haiti and the reality of the devastation there brought me to my knees.

I cried for the children, for the mama’s who lost their children and the children who lost their mama’s, for the innocent victims of a natural disaster.  I cried out to God to “fix it”..why do people have to suffer so much?

It is easy to get caught up in the day to day stuff and forget that other people are suffering.  It is a shame that it takes a tragedy of this magnitude to stir me from my self absorbed bubble.

But stirred I am.  I want to DO something for the people of Haiti.  And thanks to the power of social media and the internet the options are endless.  Here are a few of the ways we can help:

You can text “haiti” to 90999 and $10 will be donated to the Red Cross.

You can text ‘disaster” to 90999 and $10 will be donated to Compassion International (a charity I have long supported and believe in)

You may think that $10 isn’t really going to help…but just know that in the last few days over $5 million dollars has been raised by people giving $10.

Be a part of that- the Bible tells us that we are blessed to be a blessing to others.

Let us live that out today and everyday.

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