Thursday, January 14, 2010

Skip the Starbucks and Help Haiti

Do so here (a list of reputable groups that will appropriately utilize your donations)... do it.

Seriously. You live in a cushy city with cushy amenities like hot water, electricity, and food (even if the cupboards or bare its because of your own laziness and not because you can't go buy a box of Mac 'n Cheese at the Smiths... eh?), and slept in a cushy (all be it functionary) bed. You can help Haiti. In addition to the above link - below are direct links to Red Cross and LDS Church sites if they are your international aid donation group of choice.

International Red Cross

American Red Cross (is taking donations in a number of ways. You can send a $10 donation by texting 'Haiti' to 90999. Donations can be sent to the International Response Fund through or by calling (800) 733-2767. )

LDS Church (which I might add a large plane full of goods and aid left this morning... the Church is always so on top of things. SO! On top of things!)
*And as a little food for thought - the Wasatch Front has been slatted for a very large earthquake sometime in the future - so thinking that Haiti is a remote country where it's hard to grasp the reality and severity of what happened - think about SLC squished between tectonic plates and perhaps donate out of pure karma.


JustMEtheMOM said...

Great links - I love how the church is always prepared! First ones out there to render assistance :)


Marisa Jean said...

Can't fathom the destruction, the smell, the sights...shudder. Thanks for the links.