It’s bad in Haiti – I live in San Francisco, and have lived through earthquakes, but trying to go through a 7.0 earthquake with unreinforced buildings, etc. etc. is just unimaginable.
So, there are plenty of ways to give. Here are some of my favorites:
- Doctors Without Borders: The hospital that they run in Port Au Prince has been destroyed, they’ve moved all the staff and patients out into the courtyard. The group is flying staff into the region from other countries, which of course means there will be issues in those countries as a result.
- Church World Service: There’s the immediate crisis, and then there’s the rebuilding. Church World Service has partnerships with the local communities in Haiti and will be doing both.
- UNICEF: This world-wide organization will be there to help children in the coming days, weeks and years.
Seriously, folks, get out the credit card and donate today. I’ve done my share. And if you live in earthquake country and don’t have an emergency kit put together, let this be a wake-up call to start.