1/15/2010

Help For Haiti



It's in times like these that it becomes so obvious how much we all truly do have. It's so heartbreaking to see so many in Haiti lose absolutely everything in the Earthquake on Tuesday, January 12th. It's hard to even just look at the pictures of the destruction they've all endured over there and to see all the lives that have been lost, let alone to imagine what they are actually going through.

While I can't personally be there to help the victims of the earthquake, I know there are several amazing organizations that are trained for situations, such as these, and are doing everything they can to bring aid to those in need. CNN put together a list HERE of organizations that are specifically helping Haiti.

Beginning today, January 15th, my husband and I are going to donate $.50 to The Salvation Army Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund for each person that does one of the following by January 21st, 2010 (with up to a total of a $500 donation):

1) Bloggers--Blog about how you are going to help those that need aid in Haiti. Readers often find inspiration through you so share your stories and help encourage more to contribute in some way or another. Leave a link to your posting and I'll donate $.50 for each link.

2) Readers--Just because you don't have a blog doesn't mean you can't participate. Leave a comment letting me know in what way you have helped those in Haiti and I'll donate $.50 for each comment that's left.

Keep in mind that aid does not necessary come in only monetary form. There are several ways to help, including donating several of those items that you have even picked up for free to places that will make sure they get to Haiti.

Thank you so much for giving from the heart and helping those in need. Please be sure to also go to Money Saving Mom as she has a list up of several other bloggers that are also donating $ per link/comment. She's also donating $10 to Compassion's outreach in Haiti for every blogger that blogs about how they are helping and for every person who comments or emails telling her what they did to help, she will donate $0.30 to Numana to provide one meal for a starving person. So make sure you stop by each of those blogs to increase the money donated. Also check out the the blogs that are linked up below, too!

72 comments:

  1. Thank you for contributing. My hubby and I gave $100.00 to Red Cross yesterday, with the hopes of giving more to another agency soon.

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  2. My son gave 10.00 from his piggybank to donate. So sad to see the people there suffering!

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  3. My mommy group will be donating money to an organization do not know which one yet but I love the list compiled and will pass it on.
    Lisette Ramos

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

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  5. Thank you so much for doing this. We are not able to give money at this time, so it's great to participate with you in help of a country I dearly love. I have been to Haiti several times and have friends who are still there. While I can't give money or supplies right now, I am praying every day for their recovery.

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  6. I know I can live off my pantry and freezer for a week so I've donated my weekly grocery budget of $50 to the Red Cross.

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

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  8. thank you for letting me help by leaving a comment

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  9. I now have hope for Haiti! Utilizing the social networking media for such a worthy cause as this is amazing and I am grateful to have a way to help in the small way that I can. Thank you for such a wonderful idea and a way to make a difference in this world.

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  10. Thanks for your help. I hope to go through my pantry to donate some food & toiletry items.

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  11. 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.

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  12. We know a couple who has lived there for a while, helping out physically and spiritually where they can. We chose to send them a donation so they can continue to help many.

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  13. My husband and I donated to the American Red Cross. Thank you for donating.

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  14. I made a donation to the Red Cross.

    I volunteered at a music school in Haiti several years ago and am anxiously awaiting news of the friends I made there. Some of them have been found and made contact, but many others whereabouts/health are unknown. Thank you for doing this fundraiser.

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  15. Thank you for doing this.

    I made a donation to Doctors Without Borders.

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  16. Thanks for this. I linked up, and we'll be collecting items and bringing them to be sent over, as well as making more contributions where we can.

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  17. I sent a check to the Red Cross

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  18. I am doing my small part to help out by leaving comments on blogs like yours who are making donations for each comment. I'm praying for everyone affected by this tragedy!

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  19. My 3rd grade class is trying to raise money to donate to the Red Cross.

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  20. I text $10 to Red Cross and also $5 to the yele.org. Imagine if everyone did that….

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  21. not able to give money but posted the websites of where to give on my facebook status and will refresh everyday.

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  22. Donated money to the red cross!

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  23. thank you for doing this!

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  24. 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. Thanks

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  25. Thank you for donating! Together we can make a huge difference, even if it is a few cents at a time. You are a blessing!

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  26. 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!

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  27. I donated to the Red Cross by texting "HAITI" to 90999.

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  28. We are so blessed and I love seeing the ways people come together to help!

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  29. 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!

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  30. I texted donations to the Red Cross & Yele Earthquake Fund (text 'Yele' to 501501)

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  31. We've donated to Red Cross, and I'm visiting all the blogs that are doing similar donations. How wonderful of you to do this!

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  32. I found a church today that has a semi truck that they are filling with donations. I plan on taking items tomorrow. I know someone who was on a Medical Mission's trip and landed in Haiti just hours before the earthquake occured. I know she will never be the same. This is such a great thing that you are doing and I will be checking all the other blogs to add a comment. Thanks!

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  33. It is amazing to read what others are doing to help. My family has been praying for the people in Haiti as well as the troops, medical, and rescue workers sent to help. We will also donate to a fund through our church.
    Thank you for spreading the word and being so generous!

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  34. This is such a fantastic thing that all of these bloggers are doing. Thank you! We will be donating directly to the Red Cross.

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  35. Thanks for helping us help others in such an easy way. We sent our contribution to Samaritan's Purse, there are so many worthy organizations out there! God Bless You!

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  36. Thank you for doing this!

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  37. Thanks for providing this opportunity for those of us who aren't able to help in other ways.

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  38. I am praying for those in Haiti, writing on blogs, and will donate to probably the red cross. Thank you for doing this!

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  39. This is a wonderful thing you're doing.

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  40. We are glad our comment can make a difference!

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  41. Our church is taking up a special collection which will go to the NC Baptist Association Team to be used for supplies. I will be making a contribution to that. I am also praying for the people in Haiti and those who are assisting with the rescue and relief efforts.

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  42. I am donating all my Swagbuck points to the fund they are putting together. Every little bit helps.
    Many thanks to you and yours for this very thoughtful act. :)

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  43. I’m praying for everyone in Haiti and their families. I've donated through the Red Cross and through Swagbucks. Thank you for what you’re doing!

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  44. Thanks for your generosity. We donated through the Clinton Foundation.

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  45. We gave to CrossWorld International and are praying.

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  46. Thank you for doing this.

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  47. I have donated through my mypoints account.My daughter and mother are also going to donate some points as well.

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  48. I've been donating through various facebook applications. Thanks!

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  49. We are praying everyday as a family, and we will donate through our church. Thank you for your generosity! God Bless you!

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  50. Thanks for donating.

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  51. Wow, stumbled upon your blog and found this - awesome!! I donated via facebook, mypoints, and a local goods drive! So nice to see everyone's comments and your pledge! Thanks! You have a new loyal/regular reader!

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  52. I donated some of my Swagbucks and am making up some hygiene kits that will be delivered by my church. Continued prayers for all including 2 men, friends of my parents, who are missing in Haiti.

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  53. Thank you for your help and God Bless the Haitian people.

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  54. I donated some of my swagbucks to help the people of Haiti.

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  55. Thank you for doing this! My prayers go out to all victims and those who are helping or want to help!

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  56. Good job for what you are doing!

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  57. Thank you for your donation! Glad I could do something small at least like commenting.

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  58. I love your site and now I love it even more! My heart goes out to all the innocents, especially the children.

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  59. This is very generous of you. Thanks!

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  60. Thanks so much for caring, Jaycie!!!

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  61. Thank you for doing this. I have donated $25.00 to the Red Cross.

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  62. I donated $10 worth of swagbucks - all I had! Thanks for doing this. :)

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  63. Thank you for donating. We gave to missionaries in Haiti that our church supports.

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  64. I donated through my bonus points through American Express. Thank you for helping Haiti!

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  65. Thank you. I have given to Doctors Without Borders and ASPCA (to help the animals too!).

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  66. Just came upon your site via frugal map. You are the first IL blog I have found. I live in north central IL. Love what you are doing for the people of Haiti.

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  67. the people in Haiti have been in our prayers! Every little bit helps!

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  68. I donated to the American Red Cross.

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  69. With some of the other students at my college, we put together a music event with a cover charge, t-shirts, bracelets, pictures, etc. for sale and all the proceeds go to Haiti. God truly helped us because we have several local artists coming, t-shirts being made, and hundreds of people planning to attend and it all was put together in one week!

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~Jaycie

 

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