Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti earthquake relief

I hope you'll forgive me for a rare post that has nothing at all to do with Diana Gabaldon's books. Like so many of you, all over the world, I have been following the news reports of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, and wishing there was something I could do to help.

This morning I made a donation online to Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organization providing assistance to the earthquake victims in Haiti.

Support Doctors Without Borders in Haiti

In these difficult economic times, a lot of families are struggling financially, and it may be hard for you to make a donation. Please at least consider it. The people in Haiti had so little to begin with, and much of that is now gone.

You can text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 via the Red Cross. And here is a site with more suggestions on ways you can help.

Here's a blog you might find interesting, from someone living in Haiti. And a photo gallery of some unforgettable images from the quake and its aftermath.

Please pass this information on to others, or suggest a link to another site where people can help. Thanks!

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