Thursday, January 14, 2010

Do You Text?

Text      HAITI     90999

I bet you do, but if you don't, it's time to learn.  I'm an old fogie myself (can't believe I just said that)  so if I can do it, so can you.  Here's why.

Hubs and I were sitting in a restaurant a couple of nights ago.  Do you have a Kayson's where you live?  They have pretty good food and we like to go there.  They also have TV screens everywhere but no sound thank goodness.  The picture that night was from Haiti.  An earthquake had just happened... pictures and runners across the screen said 7.0.  I don't know much about earthquakes but I do know that is a very big one with serious damage.

Over the next day or two we've see just how serious it was.  My mother's angel caretaker is from Haiti.  She has that lovely French Haitian accent and the biggest, purest heart around.  Her inlaws have lost several family members and several are still missing.  We know from TV that many are homeless, hurt, and scared.  What would that be like if it were my family?  I can't imagine.

My friend Cindy from the Red Cross will probably go down and help out.  Service men and women, doctors, nurses will go too and they will work wonders.  Every person they help is a miracle.  But most of us won't.  It's not our place.  We can send prayers and money though.  My mother called and asked me to send $100 for her.  She always, always wants to help

An easy way for all of us to help is to text HAITI to 90999.  It will automatically send $10 to Haiti through the Red Cross and all of it will go, not just part of it.  The $10 will be charged to your phone bill.  Whoever thought of this is brilliant.  A whole bunch of $10 gifts can make a real difference, over $3 million so far.

Prayers for the children especially and for everyone there who feels scared, hurt and alone.  Hang on.


13 comments:

  1. what tragedy.. will certainly do our part..

    BM

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  2. I agree... $10 from all of us will go a long way!

    I'm in.

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  3. I hadn't heard of that texting thing. We will def. be doing this. Thanks for spreading the word.

    It would be horrible to be in that situation. I can't even imagine.

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  4. Good info, Sandra. Thank you for sharing it. This is just so heartbreaking.

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  5. that's a great idea. thanks! the big one we had in 89 was 7.3 i think.

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  6. I know...as I sit here, they're doing more coverage and it's heartbreaking to see all those people searching for loved ones.

    What a great idea to text your donation! Thanks for sharing that!

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  7. Sandra, you perform a public service here as well as perform as an outstanding blogger.

    Thanks for the info...never heard of that. Prayer Girl and I will each text $10

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  8. My heart breaks for these people. I'm proud of the way that everyone is pitching in, as seems to happen in times like this, to help.

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  9. The angel caretaker you mention obviously isn't the only one with a big heart, well done you for reminding us all of this terrible event and the need for aid.

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  10. Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day, I greatly appreciate it, and now I'm here to spread the comment-love!

    Loved your post about Walmart and the overwhelmed Mom! It's true, how easily we forget!

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  11. Thanks everyone! Great bloggers come to this page. Love to you all. Help spread the text thing. It's so easy.

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  12. I think it is important to help other countries in their time of need, but let’s not forget the United States has its own problems, such as a high unemployment rate. Haiti is the poorest nation in the western hemisphere, but plenty of people in the United States already have their own problems.

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