Yesterday I took my Danish daughter to the airport so she could go on a quick vacation. After leaving her gate, my younger daughter and I saw some adorable doggies accompanied by some women. We walked over and asked if we could meet and pet the dogs.
My daughter didn’t realize that she was meeting four-legged heroes with their human hero owners.
The dogs were on their way to Haiti to search and rescue whomever they can find.
And I got to go back to my perfectly sturdy home, make dinner in my fully equipped kitchen, using as much water I as I wanted and then tucked all of my children (except the one on vacation) into their cozy beds.
That’s not how it is going to be in Haiti tonight. Or any night for a very, very, very long time. Haiti was already engulfed by poverty. And now the earthquake has stolen more lives and more homes and more needed food, shelter and supplies.
The people of Haiti need my help and yours, but this cannot be a surprise to you.
Crystal at Money Saving Mom has invited bloggers to unite and contribute to whichever organization they choose to help those in Haiti. She has asked us to share how we plan to contribute and then invited readers to link to our posts saying how they will help.
She and her husband intend to contribute $10 per blog linked via the Linky on her site toward Compassion’s relief efforts. (You can read her post and link up there, too, beginning at 7 a.m. CST Friday.)
My husband and I will contribute a base of $500 toward the American Red Cross’s relief efforts. And for each blogger who posts on her own site and links back to this post on MomsToolbox.com via the MckLinky below, we will also contribute $10 towards Compassion International’s relief efforts, up to a $1,000 total contribution between the two.
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Not a blogger and still want to drive up our donation? Leave a comment after this post with what you will do and then tweet about it, linking back to this post and I’ll count your comment as if it were a link. Mention @Momstoolbox in the tweet so I know you did it. Here’s a shortened link to this post for you to copy and paste into your tweet: http://bit.ly/6JNMgu
But please don’t stop there.
Please join us in prayer for healing, comfort, peace, grace, and God’s love to envelope those hurting from the devastation. Pray however you are lead. Pray every time you reach for or think of something that those in Haiti may have lost. And please pray with faith because our God is a big, strong God who can work miracles.
So, can you join us? Every dollar counts. Make your own contribution and then grow ours.
If you are looking for other ways to help, swing by the links as they get added to see what others are doing. Then join in.
PS: You can text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross relief for Haiti right away. How easy is that!