Unless you've been living in a hole the past few days you have heard of the 7.0 earthquake that struck the already impoverished nation of Haiti. The loss of life is estimated to be upwards of 40,000. This nation, these people.... THEY NEED OUR PRAYERS!
They also need assistance. I know that economic times are hard and you might not feel like the five or ten or even one buck you can contribute can make a difference, but it will. Everything helps. I've noticed that the blog world has shown an incredible outpouring of love, prayers and ways to help. I'm providing links to a few and you can check out their suggestions for where/how to provide monetary assistance.
CakeWrecks - Doctors Without Borders
Run the Earth, Watch the Sky - Harvest International
The Pioneer Woman - She's having a giveaway and donating 10 cents for each entry. That might not sound like much, but she's got quite a following and it really adds up.
Serious Eats - How to help send food.
If you want to donate actual items, Charity Chicks Houston posted this.
The Haitian Association of Houston is accepting donations of canned food, water, clothing, blankets, medical supplies and money from 7am-10pm through Friday (Multi-ethnic Community Center of Southwest Houston, 9819 Bissonnet St.). They will still be helping after Friday, but those hours are not confirmed past Friday.
The Houston Chronicle and KSBJ also have lists of places/organizations that you can donate to.
An unusual way to help - text "HAITI" to "90999" and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts and the charge will appear on your cell phone bill.
I hope you choose to make a difference! Please keep praying!