Bonjour Mes Amis. I was all ready to sit down and write a fun Paris post but I just can't bring myself to do that. It is with such a heavy heart that I sit at the computer tonight.
After watching the news for last few days and seeing all of the sadness, horror, destruction, and loss, I can't seem to think about much else than the people of Haiti. I am holding my son and husband extra close and tight tonight and can't look at my son without feeling a huge wave of emotion. I feel so grateful and so blessed to have him home and safe in my arms. I can't imagine what all of those mothers are going through right now.
I have been on Facebook and browsing the blogs and there isn't much being said. Not like I thought there would be. People don't seem to care, I keep reading about how much traffic sucks and what's for dinner??? How do we look at those images and do nothing!?! I know what an incredible group of bloggers we all are and what presence and voice we have. Let's do something! Anything! Any ideas???
These people have less than nothing and have witnessed things that are unspeakable and unimaginable, the worst isn't over. If you know of anything we can do as a community please share.
Here are some things you can do if you are interested in helping out:
Text the word "HAITI" to 90999 to make your $10 donation. 100% of your $10 donation passes thru to The Red Cross for Haiti relief! Your mobile carrier keeps nothing. That's two trips to Starbucks for people who have less than nothing. Let's give them some hope. It takes only a minute.
all 55 Sports Chalet stores will be accepting gently worn men's, women's & kids shoes until Sunday, January 31st. All the shoes collected will be sent directly to Soles4Souls for distribution to the Haitian people - along with necessities such as food, bottled water, medical supplies and baby products. Spread the word! For more info click this link.
Support the American Red Cross. Even small donations add up. Here is the link
This is a great link with some organizations specifically helping Haiti. Here is the link
Talk about it, spread the word, have a fundraiser, be aware, and most importantly hold out hope for these people.
Sorry for the sad post tonight, but this is their reality right now and we can raise awareness and do what we can even if it's a little bit. So, hold your loved ones close tonight, give the kids an extra kiss and I love you, and when you get mad because traffic is bad or your stressing out, just think of these people and breath a sigh of relief as you count your blessings.
Please leave any additional info, ideas, or ways to help. Feel free to link up or share.
Goodnight my friends!