Friday, January 15, 2010

The People of Haiti Need Our Help

The images shared on this post show the destruction caused by the earthquake in Haiti. Some of the images shared on this post are graphic. If you do not wish to see them, please stop reading. All images via Boston.com

Tuesday afternoon, January 12th, the worst earthquake in 200 years - 7.0 in magnitude - struck less than ten miles from the Caribbean city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Two days later some of the massive damage is becoming more apparent. Rescue teams are arriving, aid groups are trying their best to battle huge logistical challenges, bodies are being identified and some medical care is being given. Rescue teams from all over the world have joined the recovery effort, as the United States pledged $100 million in relief efforts. The people of Haiti need our help.

All images (and more) and certain text via
The Big Picture Blog on
Boston.com. Each image is Copyright the individual photographers and organizations listed on Boston.com.


HOW YOU CAN HELP:


Text Haiti to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross.

Not sure how you can help? Click here to be directed to Boston.com, here to be directed to Plant Green and here to be directed to WBZ, an affiliate of CBS, to find out.

Click on any of the following links for updates and information:
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Text Haiti to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross.

Not sure how you can help? Click here to be directed to Boston.com,here to be directed to Plant Green and here to be directed to WBZ, an affiliate of CBS, to find out.

Click on any of the following links for updates and information:
CNN.com
The Lede, New York Times Blog

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6 comments:

The Lil Bee said...

That first and last picture absolutely killed me. I hadn't been looking at the images all week...I just couldn't...but you're right to post them. We need to look at them and accept our responsibilities to help these people. Thank you for posting how to help, too. I have a lump in my throat thinking about those poor people, especially the children who don't understand any of this.

in another lifetime said...

Thank you for posting this Monica. I don't remember the last time I felt so overcome with sadness. I am fully aware, however, that the empathy I experience in the warmth of my sturdy, secure home is inevitably ignorant. I don't pretend to understand. Most of all I don't understand why sorrow is so unfairly distributed. Hopefully healing will come soon.....

Kristin said...

It's so wonderful the way so much attention is being called to do it through blogging, tweeting, FB....everyone is pulling together!

OceanDreams said...

Thank you for this, I am glad that we can all work together to create a new beginning for these people in need!

Hanako66 said...

this is so important. bravo for you to spread the word!

Maddy said...

These pictures are completely heartbreaking. Glad everyone is spreading the word and helping out in the best ways they can.