Wednesday, January 13, 2010


It doesn't really matter whether you are a Republican, a Libertarian, or a Democrat - or a completely unaligned person politically, the people of Haiti don't really give a rat's eardrum! They are in dire straits at the moment and, as usual, "despicable" Americans are the ones rushing to the rescue of those less fortunate.

I went through a lot of earthquakes during the 20 years I lived in California and I can tell you that in the days and weeks to come, the aftershocks are going to cause enormous additional damage to both the infrastructure that has survived and the psyches of the people who live there. Any help we can give will be most welcome!

I highly recommend this organization because only a trifling amount of the donations they receive is used for anything other than serious charity. And they are already set up to funnel food and other kinds of help to Haiti - which is a bonus. I've made a donation today and encourage others to do so. No matter how crummy our economy is at the moment, these people have it far worse than we do! Far worse! God is watching us to see how we respond to these, the least of our human family. But don't do it for that reason. Do it because it's the proper thing to do!

You can also donate through Catholic Relief Services if that appeals to you. Even if you can only give a dollar or two, those all add up for people who have less than nothing!

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