Thursday, January 14, 2010

I'll Be There - II

I lived in the Cape Fear River area (Wilmington, NC) during & after Hurricane Floyd & witnessed it's devastation of the area I called home.

I've personally witnessed the aftermath (2 months after the fact) of Hurricane Katrina on a city I loved & called home. I saw the markings on the houses telling how high the water had risen & how many had been lost.

Seeing what people are going through in Haiti breaks my heart again & unleashes that empathy that causes me to cry at commercials.

However you can help, I encourage you to do so.

Here are some organizations accepting donations:

• InterAction has a list of agencies responding and how to donate to them. Find it here

• To donate $10 to the American Red Cross, text Haiti to 90999. The amount will be added to your next phone bill. The organization is also accepting donations through its International Response Fund.

• To donate $5 to Wyclef Jean's Haitian Yele charity, text 501501. The money will be added to your next phone bill.

• To find out how to help the International Rescue Committee, visit their webpage or call toll free, 1-877-REFUGEE.

• Donate through Oxfam's emergency appeal

UNICEF: Visit or call 1-800-4UNICEF.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. I to have lived through Hurricanes and have seen their devastation. It's very sad.

Haiti is a sad situation. :(

Brittany Ann said...

Your kind heart makes me smile. I feel better about the world because you're in it!

Lil' Woman said...

Thanks for the info.
It's heartbreaking to see an already broken down country have to deal with this extra mess..bless their hearts.

Amber said...

Thanks for sharing this. I couldn't agree more. Everytime I open the yahoo search page my heart aches at the pictures of sheer devastation. It's so tragic.

Notes From the Grove said...

I know, it's so sad. You have such a big heart to write about it. I'm sure Brent and I will make a donation over the weekend. I think it's definitely the right thing to do.

Anonymous said...

I've never lived through a hurrican, but through my job and personal experiences I've witnessed pure devastation. I don't believe anything though could hold a tune to the massive amounts of loss, heartache and devastation the people of Haiti are currently experiencing.
It breaks my heart :(

Way to dedicate a post as a way to get the word out on how to help! Just proves we can all do something, no matter how small or big of a gesture.

Deelsu said...

totally sad.. it truly is.
So, you live in NOLA after the storm?
WOW! still think about it. The storm(Katrina)actually hit on my 30th bday..
I was scheduled to go down there 2 days later for the first LSU game which proceeded to get canceled.
I assume if you moved there 2months after the storm you lived in the Quarter or Uptown?

KLaw said...

What a beautiful way to get the word out. I also lived through Hurricane Floyd. It was horrible. My heart goes out to them. THank you for sharing.

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

I am glad you shared this.
I was so amazed by the fact you could just text to donate. It made it SO easy,and everyone should do it!
It is just so sad. I was watching coverage yesterdeay when I was at the gym on the treadmill. I cried on the treadmill. I could feel it coming and it was just too late to stop the tears. Owell.

Notes From the Grove said...

Brent and I donated to the Red Cross today!