Thursday, January 14, 2010

Help for Haiti

 
Crystal at Money Saving Mom made a request for help that came to me at just the right time.  In my world of busyness and always being in the middle of something, I am very dependent on my Tivo.   That means though that I have watched very little of the TV coverage of the Earthquake in Haiti.  Just today I was reading the headlines on my internet homepage about the "Logistical Nightmare" of getting help to the people of Haiti.  I can't begin to fathom the degree of devastation....

It's easy for me to get stuck in the mentality of  "How much can I .... one person .... really help?"  But this time I'm not going to stay stuck there.  I want to do something .... no matter how big or small ... to help.  In my short time as part of the blogging community I have been so impressed at the sense of community among bloggers.  We all, blogger or not, work so hard to save/earn money.  It's times like this that our savings can be put to good use.

What can you do to help?  Crystal at Money Saving Mom is challenging bloggers from all over to get in on the effort to help. She and her husband have decided to donate $10.00 to Compassion for every blogger who posts about their action to help.  They also have committed to donate $.30 to Numana for every comment left her readers telling of the way they are helping.

She is adding to the relief effort by challenging other bloggers to take similar action.  So here is my challenge to you.... If you have a Blog leave a link to your post that shares what you are doing to help. Tim and I have talked and agreed that for every person who links up we will donate $1.00 to The American Red Cross. Be sure to visit other Blogs that are linked up here to add your link there too.  If you don't have a blog, leave me a comment about what you specifically did to help.  For every comment left we will add $1.00 to our total donation.  We've set aside up to $200 from our monthly budget.  I want this be my first post that gets lots and lots of comments!

Thanks Money Saving Mom for your inspiration and all that you do!




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42 comments:

LJJ said...

I gave to Compassion International and the Red Cross. Thanks for doing this!

Brittan said...

We donated through Crisis Response International (CRI). They sent a team down yesterday to assist with search and rescue. Thanks for doing this!

Ashley said...

We donated to the American Red Cross this morning. Thanks for using your blog to help convince people to donate.

Jennie said...

We donated to the US fund for UNICEF and also to a local (Kentucky)-based charity called Ten Kids whose goal is to provide a safe home, education, etc. to Ten Kids http://www.tenkids.org/. I like the idea of giving to an organization meeting general needs of the people of Haiti and to one meeting the needs of specific children. We are so blessed--I can't imagine the losses of the Haitian people.

Jenn B. said...

We donated our weekly grocery budget of $50 to the Red Cross. We'll be living off our pantry and freezer for the week.

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for the victims and their families!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for doing this!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

What an amazing effort!

Anonymous said...

We're giving to Compassion International. I've also heard good things about Cure, so we'll be looking into that. Thanks for doing this!

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

As I go through the blogosphere today, I amazed at the generous and concerned people I find. Praise the Lord!
Our family is sending up prayers to the One who can do the most!!
Our church also took and sent contributions in.
My heart breaks especially for the little ones affected. We truly are blessed and I am thankful that we are able to bless others in return!

sweetsuelv said...

I am donating to the red cross and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints humanitarian aid. I am also posting a comment on all the blogs that are donating. Most importantly we will be praying for the people of Haiti. Thanks

Jessica-MomForHim said...

I’m doing all the link-clickin I can, and we will be donating, too. Thanks for what you are doing to help–every little bit helps!

Tina said...

Enter a comment on this site and it will help go towards donation plus you'll have a chance at winning an Amazon Gift Card!

Libby said...

I am praying for Haiti and for all of the places throughout the world where peple suffer from the lack of basics that make life livable.

Our family is also donating to the Red Cross. Thank you for doing this!

Maggie said...

Thank you for doing this. My husband and I donated through Samaritan's Purse. And now I'm clicking to comment on every site I can...every little bit helps!

Tiffany said...

Due to our financial situation, I am visiting as many blogs as possible and commenting to help raise donations. Bless you for not only helping but providing a way for everyone to help too!

Mark said...

Thanks for doing this - I'm visiting lots of blogs tonight to raise extra donations. We've donated to the Red Cross. Thank you for your generosity and kindness!

Maria145 said...

I worked at my local Red Cross this afternoon helping to answer phones and take donations from people wanting to help.

Coach Berry said...

We gave to Red Cross via txt and YeleHaiti via txt. Thanks for your efforts!

Anonymous said...

Of course we'll comment when you make a generous pledge like this! Thank you! I've participated via text and by placing blog comments :)

Anonymous said...

My husband is a Haitian American, and we are devastated by this disaster.
I appreicate all you do and keeping people in Haiti in your prayers. We donated to Red Cross and Direct Relief International. We are also planning on donating to other organizations as well. Again, thank you for your help.

Anonymous said...

We donated 50 dollars to Redcross.

Brecken said...

I decided to donate to 'Doctors without Borders.' Thanks for all you are doing!!

emily said...

I donated my Swagbuck points to the cause and am commenting on generous blogs like yours. :)

Anonymous said...

We donated through Samaritan's Purse and Compassion International.

Katherine said...

We donated to Chances for Children, a ministry that runs an orphanage outside Port au Prince:
http://chances4childrendonations.blogspot.com/
A family from our homeschool group recently adopted two precious children from there. Bless you for all you are doing to help.

Summer said...

I'm giving to the Red Cross and the LDS Church. Thanks for doing this!

Robyn said...

We donated to Catholic Relief Services which goes directly to Haiti, and my 6 year old son wants to donate the charity portion of his allowance to Haiti. God bless you, you're doing a great thing!

Ann said...

We gave to CrossWorld International and are praying.

Lannea said...

We sponsor a child through WorldVision and we are sending a donation through them:) Thanks for donating for my comment!

Sally said...

Thank you!

tadpoledrain said...

thank you for doing this. i’m so impressed with how many bloggers are doing something similar — i’m trying to leave comments wherever i can. came here from watchingthewaters.wordpress.com

2RealEyes Hop3 said...

thank you. I will be sharing heartwarming stories that bring hope and a sense of togetherness and friendship for those who are lost and/or suffering; we all can be that friend, that someone who can make a difference, if only we look a little deeper, and dare to think a little greater... in loving memory of ga

Karen said...

Hey Sis,
Kate and I donated via text message to the Red Cross. This is a great idea! xo

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing. I pray for all the Haiti people. I am also donating $1.00 for every comment on my blog.

Anonymous said...

I think you and your husband are very kind and generours people to do this, thank you. My prayers are with the Haiti people.

Anonymous said...

I comments on all the blogs I can and will donate as well.

Husband & Wife. said...

Thanks for doing this!!

Katy & Ross said...

We are also doing this. Please stop by and leave a comment!

http://rossandkaty.blogspot.com/2010/01/delurk-for-haiti.html

Carol said...

I donated to Samaritan's Purse. Thamks for doing this.

Anonymous said...

We give weekly to a couple of different missionaries in Haiti and help support two children that attend a school run by one of those missionaries and the last couple weeks have increased the amount given.

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