Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Earthquake in Haiti.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti. As you know a terrible earthquake, magnitude 7.3, has hit the capital Port Au Prince, with several aftershocks following. Haiti’s ambassador to the United States has called the event a major catastrophe. The city of two million has been leveled according to news reports, and serious loss of life is expected.

Haiti is the poorest country in the American Continent, and this disaster will only make things a lot worse. I've never used this forum to promote causes other than Kiva, but this time please considerer aiding the rescue efforts and the rebuilding phase. Reputable international aid organizations are:

American Red Cross.
Donate.

Doctors without Borders
Donate.

Direct Relief International
Donate.

Mercy Corps.
Donate.

Operation USA
Donate.

Partners in Health.
Donate.

Save the Children.
Donate.

UNICEF.
Donate.

Thanks


Collapsed Presidential Palace in Port Au Prince.

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