Sunday, January 17, 2010

Save the Children: Haiti

Heart wrenching reports of despair and miracles continue to flow out of Haiti, in the wake of last week's devastating earthquake. The expected comparisons to Katrina or the Asian tsunami continue to attempt to frame the discussion and international understanding of the disaster. And the usual suspects are making the anticipated inflammatory remarks. (Honestly Pat Robertson, if that's how God operated, he would have dropped an anvil on your head a long time ago.)

But beneath the rubble of media coverage lies the real suffering of millions.

So what the heck can we do about it?

Kick in some cash to a trusted organization, for a start.

Save the Children is bringing relief--food, clean water, medical aid--to this devastated region. But they need our help to keep doing it. And it couldn't be easier. To donate $10--that's two venti lattes--to Save the Children's efforts, just text "SAVE" to 20222. That's it. You're done.

To read first hand accounts of Save the Children's relief work in Haiti and to see what your dollars can do, check out their blog, Voices from the Field.

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