By now, I'm sure you all know that much of Haiti was devastated by a massive earthquake on January 12th. It's hard enough when a natural disaster occurs in our fair country, but to see an impoverished nation in the middle of such a tragedy is absolutely heartbreaking.
Can you help? I learned yesterday that we can all simply text the word ‘HAITI' to 90999 to send $10 to the Red Cross for relief efforts. The $10 will be billed to you right on your phone bill. I picked up my phone and sent the text immediately after finding out about this, and the whole process took about 60 seconds from start to finish. You can see all the details on donating to the Red Cross via text here.
Not into texting? Check out a list of validated and reputable organizations that will accept your donation and direct it to relief in Haiti.
Can you give something, anything to the people suffering in Haiti? Even if it doesn't seem like much, remember that if everyone donates a little, it will add up to a lot!
If you have a blog and you can post about what you've done to help relief efforts in Haiti, please do! Use your words to inspire others to take action! Then, leave the link to your blog post below so other readers can see what you've done (If the Simply Linked widget isn't there, please leave a comment with your link and I'll get it added as soon as I can).
This is important: If one reader submits a link to their blog post with details on how he or she helped Haiti, my husband and I will donate another $10 to the Red Cross. For every link after that, we'll donate $1.
If you have a blog, please encourage your readers to post about their efforts then have them come here and submit their links.
If you don't have a blog, please leave a comment sharing what you've done to help Haiti. Remember that your words have the power to inspire others into action!
Our donation will be totaled from links submitted on 1/15/2009.
*A huge thanks to Crystal Paine at Money Saving Mom for inviting bloggers to unite and contribute while encouraging readers to do the same. More details will be up on her site early Friday morning.