Friday, January 15, 2010

News from Haiti - Ways to Donate

Chances are, you have heard about the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti recently. Today, while reading the news I learned that somewhere between 45,000-50,000 people are estimated to have died. They are in need of aid. There have been many resources set up to donate money to humanitarian aid. Many countries have already pledged money to help:

Aid pledges to Haiti

Country Pledge
Canada $5 million
European Commission $4.52 million
Spain $4.52 million
The Netherlands $3 million
Germany $2.3 million
U.S. $100 million US

China

$1.03 million

source: CBC News


If you are interested in helping there are many options. One popular choice is The Red Cross (donation form can be found HERE). There is also the LDS Humanitarian Aid Fund (more information can be found HERE). I particularly like this organization as "[o]ne hundred percent of all contributions are used to help the needy—the Church uses other funds to cover administrative expenses" (LDS Humanitarian aid website). If you would like to donate to this organization an online donation form can be found by clicking HERE.

Whichever way you chose to donate, you are helping! If you are unable to donate monetarily, you could pass along donation information to others. It is about awareness. Don't let these people be forgotten.

Love and prayers.

-Laura

5 comments:

♥ Katinka said...

Stopping by from SITS and wishing you a Happy Friday !!!

metta1313 said...

I was just checking out the new blogs listed on topmommyblogs.com...I was going to email you instead of posting here, but I couldn't find your email anywhere...Just wanted to let you know that it should be "breathe" not "breath." And, I will be donating to the cause as well :).

Laura said...

Thanks for leaving and comment and for letting me know. Fixed on all accounts - I hope!

wrknprogres said...

Great post - thanks for getting the word out and letting people know where to donate!

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

metta1313 said...

No problem. I'd want someone to tell me. Happy blogging!