The usual posts about hair, makeup and fashion will come later — right now my heart aches for Haiti. The already-suffering island nation was just hit with a 7.0 earthquake. A hospital has collapsed. Government buildings have been severely damaged. There was a major tsunami watch, earlier. Reports of major devastation are just starting to pour in via the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and CNN.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Haiti, and anyone with friends or family in Haiti right now.
When you witness something like this, it can make you feel helpless. But you CAN help. By donating to charities that are directly involved in relief efforts.
If you know of a Haitian charity specifically working towards these urgent relief efforts, please add it to the comments. And if you can, please give to our Caribbean brothers and sisters in need. If you can’t, then send your thoughts and prayers to the people of Haiti in the face of this catastrophe.
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- Please help Haiti, if you can | WriteBlack | January 13, 2010