(Closed) Help for Haiti after 7.0 earthquake, if interested.

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Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Thank you for posting this. I saw the news this morning; it is heartbreaking.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

@Laylabelle – ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s wonderful to come across compassionate people on these boards. I just read an article on NYTimes.com about the effects of the disaster on people etc. and reading comments submitted by readers is both encouraging and disturbing.  There are a ton ton ton of compassionate people and there are those who say we shouldn’t help them at all because America has its own problems to deal with. I hope (and believe) that compassion will prevail! I can make sacrifices to help out others who are suffering beyond belief. It just means that I may not be able to buy a new outfit soon or something…something I most certainly can deal with if I know that I’m helping someone get medicine or food.

Long live compassion!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I read about this last night… so sad. They are not equipped to handle something like this. My heart & prayers are with them.

That first photo of the man crushed between the buildings is so horrifying. Those poor, poor, people.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Chree; That’s unbelievable! America may have their own problems, but there’s ALWAYS someone worse off than you are… you know? If every American gave $1 think of the aide that could be provided to the Haitians! People suck sometimes, but like you said compassion will prevail ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

We usually don’t allow solicitations, but we’ll of course make an exception for disaster relief!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

@Layla – I was also thinking about posting the same type of thing, but got a little nervous with the solicitation rules. I’m glad you posted! I get sad when I think that there are people out there who can help, but don’t want to. Here’s to hoping the compassion prevails too!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Via the US State Department: For those interested in helping immediately, simply text “HAITI” to “90999” and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill.

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

my cube mate is from Haiti – he has one family member still missing. I can’t believe he’s still here, but until he gets more info, i feel like all he can do is work to keep his mind right. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wyclef Jean’s Yele foundation is also accepting text donations: text the word “YELE” to 501501 to donate $5.00 to the relief efforts

As with the Red Cross text donation, the $5 charge will be added to your phone bill

Also – spread the word by posting these text codes to your facebook and encourage others to do the same!

So that’s “YELE” to 501501 to donate $5.00 , or “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10.00

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@ Layla – I was also going to post something to this effect but I’m glad you did!

@ Melissa – I sure hope your co-workers family member is safe.

I definately said my prayers for them all this morning. I can’t imagine the devastation (regionally, physically & emotionally) that they are all going through right now.

The whole situation is just horrible… It’s seriously scary & making me kind of leary of going to CA in Feb! I wouldn’t know what to do in an earthquake! The only think I know is that you are supposed to find a doorway to brace yourself in. Other than that, I’m clueless.

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