Saturday, January 16, 2010
Bloggers for Haiti
I hate hijacking this blog with serious stuff, fund raising, shameless self-promotion or anything like that - it's meant to be a fantasy community of warmth and hope not a desperate plea for support for victims of natural disasters but recent events have darkened our rainbow'd skies and now there's a chance to spread this through your blog communities elsewhere and do some real good in the real world. So forgive my indulgence, it won't happen again (well until the next disaster I guess).
To put it into perspective, Haitians have lost more people than were killed during the 2004 Tsunami which devastated the coastlines of Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India . . .there are 300,000 homeless and they need shelter, now, straight away.
ShelterBox is a Rotary inspired charity who provide immediate aid to the homeless and devastated. A small donation helps to go towards one of these amazing things which can provide a family with shelter, warmth, utensils and a little hope until they can get back on their feet. If you're in the UK, you can support Bloggers for Haiti and donate via this site, established by some bloggy friends of mine. If you're international, click here. It's important to know that the UN are calling this the worst disaster they have EVER attended. There is no Haiti. Only rubble.
Please think about supporting them. Already 1500 of these have been air dropped into Haiti.That's accommodation for 15000 people. . . dig deep all you well-meaning people.
Right, I'll be back to posting sunshine and butterflies soon enough.
Posted by Baino at 1:51 PM