Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Grassroots Earthquake Relief Effort: Haiti

This rare double post is to inform you that, in light of the massive earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday, my husband and I have decided to make a donation to our favorite humanitarian aid organization, LDS Humanitarian Services--and you get to determine how much we donate.

Just leave a comment in the section below sometime between now and nine o'clock Friday night. (I've got kids; I go to bed early.) For every unique comment (one per person) made on this post, my husband and I will donate one dollar to the earthquake relief effort in Haiti. Our donation will help provide personal hygiene and newborn care kits for earthquake victims, as well as food, water, medicine, and other needed supplies.

LDS Humanitarian Services, a branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is a well-respected aid organization and provides emergency and other relief around the world. They bring clean water to small towns and villages in developing countries, provide neonatal resuscitation training to doctors and nurses in these same nations, and supply food and vaccinations to those in need. They also provide vital disaster relief and have made an impact in such places as Indonesia, India and Pakistan, the Sudan, the Gulf Coast, and now Haiti.

If you’d like to make a donation yourself, check out their online contribution form. And don’t forget to leave your comment here.

8 comments:

Myrna Foster said...

One dollar, do I hear one dollar? Somebody make it two.

Heather said...

You are probably my favorite sister! One more dollar from the poor college student!

adam said...

That is so awesome!!! You guys are the best! Sign me up for a dollar!

Jackee said...

It's where I donated too. I love knowing the money is going directly to relief efforts.

Love your blog. I'm so glad I stumbled upon it!

Emma Michaels said...

Thank you for posting and spreading awareness. If you want a list of legitimate foundations helping, feel free to check the link I have up in one of my blogs so that you can link to it too. It is at the bottom of my latest post. Hope this helps!

Sincerely,
Emma

Liesl said...

The great thing about LDS Humanitarian aid is they have NO overhead. So you can be certain that 100% of what you are donating is going directly to the cause. I don't know of any other humanitarian aid that can say that.

Good for you!

Jer said...

What a great idea! I love LDS Humanitarian services, and I love how you're spreading awareness on your blog.

Krista G. said...

Thank you, everyone, for your comments. You guys are great!