Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Please Help...

I'm sure many of you have heard by this point what has transpired in Haiti. For those of you who do not know: A earthquake with a 7.3 magnitude on the Richter scale, scale 1 to 10, ravaged the country of Haiti. At this point, there have been 17 aftershocks. There are more buildings down than up in the country of Haiti.
This really hurts me because i am Haitian myself. I have been to Haiti on a couple of occasions. Is the country poor? Yes?. But at the same time it is very beautiful. I was so excited at the notion of possibly going back this summer. This proud country and people have been afflicted to a point I don't know when it will bounce back. I have family members who i have still not heard from at this point. This is eating me up on the inside. All I can do is pray and assist in any way possible. My parents came from this country. They have instilled in me Haitian traditions that I will one day pass on to my children. Please give others the opportunity to one day do the same.
I am asking that you help to in any way that you can. PLEASE DONATE TO THE CAUSE. This is a very TRAGIC situation. Put yourselves aside for a moment and be willing to help another person out right now.!!

— To donate $10 to the American Red Cross, text Haiti to 90999. The amount will be added to your next phone bill. The organization is also accepting donations through its International Response Fund, www.redcross.org

— To donate $5 to Wyclef Jean’s Haitian Yele charity, text 501501. The money will be added to your next phone bill.

— To find out how to help the International Rescue Committee, visit www.theIRC.org or call toll free, 1-877-REFUGEE.




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