"Think you can't change the world? Too late, you already have. It was changed for the better the minute you were born. There are more people than you can imagine who will never be the same because they came in contact with you, if only for a fleeting moment." ~Gail Purcell

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What can I do?

I  know that many of us read our favorite blogs in a reader so that we don't always see the entire  blog page. I do try to check in with my favorites to see what they have added about once a week.

When you have the chance, please take a peek at my page and click on the Haiti fund raising buttons. There are some items for sale, a silent auction, a link to the American Red Cross, and Kimberly from Irish Rose Creations is holding a fundraiser for UNICEF. The money goes directly to UNICEF and not to Kimberly if you are wondering how to be sure your money gets to the people who need it most.
This is from an email I got from UNICEF today:

"UNICEF's response to date has included:
  • Leading all Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) efforts. On January 19, 140 water trucks delivered enough water for 140,000 people.
  • Providing bottled water to two hospitals, two orphanages and a police station. 120,000 liters of bottled water delivered to a general hospital in Port-au-Prince on January 17.
  • Distributing jerry cans to local hospitals as well.
  • Setting up three shelters; one of them is already operational. Child protection services' first priority is to identify and register children separated from families or orphaned.
  • Working with seven child protection police brigades and deploying specialists to prevent trafficking at the border.
Thanks to you, UNICEF is saving children in Haiti.

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is absorbing all administrative fees associated with processing donations.

© UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0034
On 18 January, a girl who was injured during the earthquake rests in St. Catherine's Hospital, in Port-au-Prince. Due to overcrowding, a ward has been set up on the hospital grounds.

I know there are many agencies that need our help to help those in Haiti. I am not trying to tell you who to give your money to. BUT if you are still unsure how you CAN help, consider donating to UNICEF.

You can get more information on their website through the link on Irish Rose Creations.

Thank you!!! 

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