Haiti needs our help.
This is, obviously, not new news, and I’m a bit behind in my efforts to rouse help. However, some of the most critical aid Haiti will need is going to be in the upcoming months, when the hype begins waning, and we aren’t provided hourly updates of the Haitians’ dire situation.
The devastation there is indescribable; up to 100,000 are feared dead, a city has essentially collapsed, people – with nothing left – are burying their entire family, and the alive are going days without water and food.
It’s easy to feel helpless, but there are easy ways each and every one of you can reach out. In my opinion, the simplest way to donate – and what I did – is text “HAITI” to 90999, to contribute $10 to Red Cross efforts; the money is then applied to your phone bill.
For further aid information, however, visit these sites:
While any help is tremendous, many say money is the preferred option, as the logistics of receiving and distributing random food donations can be challenging.
Don’t neglect Haiti.