Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Help for Haiti

My heart has been absolutely broken for Haiti over the last week. The pictures are breathtaking and seem almost as if they cannot possibly be real.

photo: CNN

But they are.

All of them.

The stories that are coming through. The terror. The horror. The absolute destruction.

We throw words around in our culture today to the point that the meaning of those words has dulled.

Absolute Destruction.

I know many of us are having trouble with our own budgets. I know we have had to cut back and make changes in the way we live life.

photos: FoxNews

But we have a roof. Most of us own a car. We eat three meals a day. Our pantry and refrigerator are full and we have 20 restaurants within 5 minutes of our home.

My heart is burdened to go to Haiti. Right now they are asking only medical personnel to come. And I 100% understand and respect that. Right now, they need our prayers. And they need our funds.

Compassion International and the American Red Cross are two organizations that are well respected and make it oh, so easy to give. I urge you to dig deep and donate. Simply click on the links and follow the easy steps. It only takes a few minutes!
I chose to donate through Haiti relief via Compassion International because I sponsor a little boy there and feel ties with them already.

I've read other blogs and they're doing matches and giveaways of large amounts of money. I certainly don't have a blog audience of a large magnitude or the bank account to give a large amount of money. However, any amount of money helps.

For every comment left on this post, I will donate $1 to Compassion International specifically for Haiti relief. All you have to do is leave a comment.

Prayers are most definitely needed!


  1. Way to go, Alyssa!

    I've been so torn as of late. I want to go and even have organizations that have offered to pay for me to go to Haiti, but I'm not allowed the time off from work...

  2. Alyssa, you have such a wonderful spirit. I pray that God blesses you with an opportunity to serve him and Haiti when the time is right.

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