Help Haiti!!

January 13, 2010 at 7:24 pm Leave a comment

Those who have paid attention to the news recently would be familiar with the earthquake that has taken place in the Caribbean country of Haiti yesterday on January 12th with a magnitude of 7.0.

Although the number of people who have died is unknown, the country’s priminister has estimated the number to be in it’s hundred’s of thousands. Many buildings [especially government ones] have been destroyed; it is also said that a large part of Port-au-Prince has been demolished, Red Cross has estimated that 3 million people in the country have been affected by the earthquake.

Right now, Haiti needs all the help it can get which is why people should donate and help in any other way they can. Organisations such as the Red Cross and Unicef are taking donations in order to help the victims of this earthquake. I understand that for many money is an issue right no due to economic difficulties, but a large donation is not necessary. Even if it’s something like $5 it will be largely appreciated.

Though I have never been to Haiti and I’m not Haitian myself, it’s important that they receive help, especially considering that millions are currently being affected by it. Though it’s likely that help will be received by countries like the US, it does not mean that others shouldn’t help, which is why I’m urging you to make some kind of donation.

Here are various links etc where you can donate:

Unicef
http://www.unicefusa.org/

Anyone in the USA can text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti

A Link To Wyclef Jean’s [a Hatian Native] Twitter page. it contains many other ways to donate

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