Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Let's Reach Out to Haiti

In 2001, I accompanied a medical team on a church missions trip to Port au Prince Haiti. At 14 years old, Haiti's people and their legendary struggle for freedom and self-determination made such an impression on me then that I decided to dedicate the rest of my life to fighting poverty and injustice in the developing world. Never before has that fight been more important in Haiti. Dictatorship, imperialism and indifference had ravaged there long before yesterday's earthquake, but today the people of Haiti are facing one of the worst natural disasters in their history.

What the people of Haiti need now, more than anything is food, water, and medical attention as rescue teams work to help survivors of this terrible tragedy. Here is a list of a few credible organizations that I know of you can donate funds to in order to make a difference in this effort. The list includes legitimate food and medical organizations that will make an immediate impact on the ground.

If you would like to donate directly, simply click on the name of the organization!

1. Red Cross and Red Crescent

2. Clinton Foundation

3. United Nations World Food Program

4. Doctors Without Borders

Eternal solidarity with the mighty people of Haiti.

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