I’m sure you’ll understand us taking a break from talking about you today to focus on something outside of ourselves. And besides you’re living under a rock right now so no harm, no foul, right? As we all know the country of Haiti and more specifically the capitol and surrounding areas of Port au Prince was hit Tuesday afternoon by a very strong 7.0 magnitude earthquake followed by multiple strong aftershocks. Living in an earth quake area myself I understand how scary it can be when it’s a lot smaller than that but figure into it the fact that Haiti is a developing country that probably has no building codes of procedures in place for earthquakes like we do in California. The resulting damage was devastating and crippling to a country that is already on the verge.
Now I don’t know if any of our readers are from Haiti or have experienced this massive natural disaster but I’d like to think that if our roles were reversed people who love us would reach out to help. I know it’s hard to sit at home, feeling overwhelmed and wondering what can we do to help? And that’s what we’ll be doing. Besides contributing to the relief ourselves we’d like to offer some ways for you to get involved from wherever you are…
There are tons of organizations offering donation opportunities and ways to help provide relief…
- Donating is as easy as texting! You can even do it on your “Jitterbug!” Text “Yele” to 501501 to donate $5. The donation will be added to your phone bill. Check out Yele’s website for more information a message from musician and Haitian Wyclef Jean
- If Fanfic is your thing The Fandom Gives Back, lead by Ms. Kathy, is organizing their own way of giving back. A ton of awesome authors have signed up to send the folks who donate to relief funds a story right to their inbox! Get more information on how to participate at The Fandom Gives Back!
Read UC’s note she tweeted yesterday and grab some tissues.
Donate and give back ya’ll!
Have you donated? Do you know of anyone living in Haiti?