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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.

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.


  1. thank you, baino. this is what i will do. i hope anyone who can afford any amount will do the same. i can't even imagine a disaster of this magnitude.

    i was in new orleans during hurricane katrina and that was massively tragic, but not with the loss of life and injuries that haiti is facing.

    i am proud you are my friend, honey hells.

    i love you always,

  2. I think this is a wonderful suggestion Baino and I say use any platform you need to get the word out.
    Yay for you! I'm on my way to check it out although I've already sent money to the red cross. Still, I can pass this info along ;)

  3. Thank you for posting this. It's completely appropriate to post something that will help others in great distress. This disaster is massive; Haitians will need all the help we can give and more. It breaks my heart.

  4. It is sad that people suffer and people that have so little to lose lose even more.... what does become possible that I see in spite of this is....

    Things like this and words of caring and compassion can make such a difference in the world. I love the gratitude and seeing how people have genuine caring for others during tough times it is very empowering. It demishes my cynical attitude that I sometimes have towards people in general.

    Thank you very much for sharing. I am very inspired.

    Tom Bailey

  5. Good post. If we can't help one another, what are we here for? What is happening in Haiti is unimaginably terrible.

  6. Good post Baino. We may be living in Fantasyland but we are surrounded by the real world. Doctors Without Borders is another excellent organization to donate to.

    Doctors Without Borders has been working in Haiti for years and have three medical facilities there. To assist them with their good work and specifically for Haitian relief, please follow this link:

  7. baino, thanks to you i gave more than i could afford because i was so impressed with everything included in this shelterbox.

    and until my credit card bill comes due i don't regret it.

    and even then i won't regret it.


  8. Thanks peeps. Believe it or not, this has spread across the world from Greece to LA. 1700 boxes have been shipped and a further 1500 this week. That's a lot of families who will have temporary acommodation and the tools they need to provide assistance for the next few weeks.