Thursday, January 14th, 2010...1:12 am
I just learned via Facebook that my friend Natasha was in Haiti when the earthquake hit. Hearing about the country’s heart-wrenching news has been sickeningly sad, but it wasn’t until I heard about Tasha being there that it really felt heavy. Thankfully, I hear she is fine. But I am humbled.
Jon and I donated today to the Red Cross, and I hope all of you will consider helping in some way as well.
- Stephanie at even*cleveland posted a link from The Rumpus with eight ways to donate to Haiti-serving organizations directly.
- Grechen at GreenGrechen posted about green boutique PhilanthroFashion, which is donating 100 percent of its profits to Help for Haiti between now and Friday. (Some great discounted designers there, too, like Mociun and Emily Katz!)
- And lastly, you can donate directly to Natasha. She is currently serving Haiti via Much Ministries in Waynesville, Georgia, and before that she lived and worked in Haiti at Faith Hope Love Infant Rescue, a Christian children’s home in Port-au-Prince that nurses malnourished infants back to health and returns them to their families. You can donate to Tasha via the PayPal button on her blog — where you will see her infinite love for Haiti and the kids she cares for there. I know there’s no place in the world she’d rather be right now.
We have been especially touched by photos from The Big Picture: Earthquake in Haiti. Take a look.
Photo via Natasha’s blog, t-raehaiti.blogspot.com.