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.