Thursday, January 14, 2010
I can't explain how it happened... Haiti was like a friend I hadn't met yet... Several months ago, I saw a link on Facebook that led me to a blog called Watching the Waters. I love this blog. I read it several times a week. The strength that Corey shows daily just blows my mind.
At some point early on, she linked to another blog called Real Hope For Haiti Rescue Center.
You may remember a few months ago that I posted this... that was from that blog.
It was the children.
The children kept me coming back.
The children deepened that feeling I have inside of me that makes me want to do more to help out in this world, a world where what I have is unfathomable to these people. Where a dollar a day really does save their life.
I'm humbled.

I heard about the earthquake in Haiti the same way you did... and I knew right away that it was going to be catastrophic damage. Life destroying damage. I didn't want to turn on the tv and see the footage, I didn't want to google it and see the photos. I didn't want to find out that the amazingly wonderful people that run RHFH Rescue Center were hurt or worse.
I went there first. Got onto my computer and pulled up the website that shows me every day what it means to really devote your life to making a difference. That shows me every day how they save the children.

"We are okay. The wall are cracked in several places. We have heard town is worse. There are lots of aftersocks and tremors happening right now."

They are posting more now.
Photos of the damage, photos of the injured, photos of the dead lining the streets... but they are also posting photos of the lives they are saving... it is those photos I would encourage you to go and see. Go and see the good that they are doing and when you feel compelled to, and I know you will, click on the little paypal button and donate something, anything. Five dollars if it is all you have because five dollars will go further than you can imagine there.
Make a difference... even if it is a little difference because it is a difference any way.
so eloquently put by katehopeeden at 5:41 AM
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