January 18, 2010

Let’s Give to the Relief Efforts in Haiti!

It has been nearly a week since the devastating earthquake in Haiti, which occurred on January 12, 2010. Measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale, and being just 10 km below the earth’s surface, marks this particular quake as one of the most catastrophic natural disasters in an already impoverished nation.

Today’s news continues with stories of hope. Rescue workers are still finding survivors amidst the rubble. I find that nothing short of amazing to think that people can survive for that length of time — probably injured, and without food or water . . . just waiting for someone to dig them out before they draw their last, weakened breath.

While there is that ray of light in this terrible situation, the bad news is still really bad! Death tolls are estimated to be between 50,000 and 100,000. Tens of thousands of more people are without even the simple homes they once knew.

At GreenApple Staging & Images, we have a particular soft spot for the homeless. While we help others to make their homes a place of beauty, or an appealing place to live, we remain conscious of the fact that there are many who do not have a single room to call their own.

Would you join us in donating to the relief efforts for the nation of Haiti? Here is a link to a special website set up by CBC that lists reputable organizations for us to direct our giving through. Let’s pause for a moment, looking around at all we have, and allow ourselves to be moved to do what we can to help those in a state of emergency and peril.

And remember that your donations will have twice the impact since the Canadian government has generously announced that it will match donations through the organizations linked to above! I don’t know about you, but I’m really proud to be Canadian!

In the meantime, let’s also keep these dear people in our hearts and in our prayers.

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