I wanted to just take a moment to recognize the impact of the earthquake in Haiti and share my sympathy for all those people who have lost loved ones in this tragic catastrophe. Thankfully, I don’t know anyone hurt or killed, but I know of people through friends who have loved ones still missing and it’s truly heartbreaking.
When tragedies like this occur, it’s sad to say, but it tends to bring out the best in people. We’ve seen in with the Tsunami, 9 /11 and so many other terrible moments in history.
People always want to do something to help, but they are sometimes unsure of what to do or whom to contact. Thankfully, the company for which I work is collecting donations and matching dollar-for-dollar, so I will be donating through them with my donation going directly to UNICEF.
Here are a few other resources which I found to be very helpful in determining how to donate or help:
10 Ways You Can Donate to Haitian Earthquake Victims
NY Times Article on Ways to Donate
What we can do to help Haiti, now and beyond (By: Bill Clinton)
American Red Cross
Haiti Earthquake Relief: How You Can Help
Update: Also check out Val’s Fundraiser Idea to help raise money for Haiti or any other needs.