"I've discovered that my own little postage stamp of native soil was worth writing about and that I would never live long enough to exhaust it."
- William Faulkner

Friday, January 15, 2010

desperation in devastation

If you’ve switched on the news just once for a moment in the past couple of days, it’s no doubt you’ve seen coverage of the destruction resulting from the recent 7.0-magnitude earthquake to hit the devastatingly poor country of Haiti. The Red Cross estimates that 45,000 to 50,000 people were killed in Tuesday’s earthquake, and the death toll is expected to rise.

I cannot fathom the suffering of these impoverished people, many of whom went without basic needs on a regular basis. The country’s over 10 million residents are clamoring for food, water and hope when this silly blog is wishing for new boots, curtains and throw pillows. We as Americans have so much, yet we often appreciate so little.

President Clinton said earlier that the greatest way to get aid to those in need are for many, many of us to donate just a little money. Should you be interested in contributing to the cause, please visit Fox News’ How to Help link for an alphabetical listing of legitimate organizations providing assistance (I personally chose to give through the Samaritan’s Purse).

Have a most thankful weekend, friends.

“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Romans 12:12

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