I know that everyone has heard and is probably completely horrified at the devastation in Haiti after the earthquake that hit there. Through the wonder of the internet, I have become acquainted with and friends with a wonderful lady named Corey who as adopted FIVE children from Haiti, and right now she's just a mess. Her family have kept in touch with all of the birth mom's they've adopted from (as much as one can keep in contact with anyone in Haiti), and the orphanages they adopted through, and they have many friends that live and work in Haiti. At this moment, Corey has no idea if any of these people have survived. Estimates are that as many as FIFTY THOUSAND have lost their lives. Please, please take time to remember these people and pray for them. ALL the people in Haiti. This is a country that is fighting to survive on a daily basis and this tragedy has increased their struggle ten-fold.
Besides praying, if you feel led to help, here are a few sites worth checking out. I would trust any of them with my money.
I have personally donated to the American Red Cross and Yele Haiti via text message.
You can text "Haiti" to 90999. This will give a $10 donation to the American Red Cross Haiti fund.
www.yele.org is an organization dedicated to helping Haiti, started by Wyclef Jean, who was born in Haiti. They also have a text donation set up, text "Yele" to 501501 to donate $5.
Heartline Ministries, an organization that works with women and children in Haiti. They especially need help so they can continue their work in Haiti.
Real Hope for Haiti This organization runs a rescue center for children in Haiti.
World Wide Village is another group that works with children and families in Haiti
Any and all of these organizations need your help. If you cannot give, that's ok, I know things are tight everywhere. But you can pray, and I beg of you to continue to do that. Pray for the rescue workers, the missionaries, the searchers, the medical personnel, the Haitian-Americans waiting for word on family members, families like Corey's, and most of all the residents of Haiti.
Also, there are MANY blogs who are donating money per comment by readers. For a list, please visit Money Saving Mom: HERE All this takes is some time, and you have contributed to helping Haiti. Please, please visit as many of these sites as you can and comment. Time is one thing we can all spare and share.