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Earthquake in Haiti...

We as food bloggers spend so much time writing about food. Imagine Haiti, even before the earthquake as the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, ravaged by disease, poverty, and crime, and where most people live on $2 a day. Haiti needs out help more than ever. Lets raise awareness, give a little or a lot.

I have been affiliated over the years with Children's Place Association , here in Chicago. Here is a letter from them we received this morning concerning a home they run in Haiti to help those affected with HIV with International Partners.

Devastating Earthquake Hits Haiti
Yesterday at 4:53 p.m.
a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The devastation was immediate as this was the largest quake to hit the area in more than 200 years.

With many workers, children and clients in the area we are deeply concerned for their safety and well being. Our Chicago-based team is doing everything we can to reach our workers and find out if they are okay and learn how many of our children and families may have been affected. The
Red Cross is reporting three million people could be affected by the quake and photos and videos of the area are showing total devastation.

We hope to be able to reach our team members today and will keep you up-to-date as we learn more about the situation and the specific needs of our clients.

In response to the disaster in Haiti we have established a
Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund. The monies raised will help provide everyday necessities to our Haitian children and families including medical supplies as well as food and clean water.

Please use our
Web site to make a donation today and look for further updates from us as more news is available. Make sure to enter the word HAITI in the space provided in the donation form to ensure your support goes directly to this fund.
Thank you for your continued support.
John Sweeney, Director of International Programs
How You Can Help
Donate today through our
Web site or contact our Development Office at 312-660-3030. Enter the word HAITI in the space provided in the online donation form.
As more specific needs are known we will post updates on our
Web site.

New York Times
Haitian Disater Releif. How to Contribute.

Red Cross

Earthquake in Haiti

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Darius T. Williams said...

Thanks for sharing this...really!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Terrible news! In thought with the people of Haiti.



Luca and Sabrina said...

We're so sad and concerned about this tragedy and we think the same things as you. Haiti is the poorest place in the western Hemisphere and we have to help those people!
Hugs, Sabrina&Luca

myfrenchkitchen said...

You're right...thanks for sharing and bringing the urgence of Taiti's need to our attention...

myfrenchkitchen said...

You're right...thanks for sharing and bringing the urgence of Haiti's need to our attention...

The Duo Dishes said...

Thanks for posting this. Working on some way to give back as we speak.

Rose&Thorn said...

Thank you for raising my awareness of the plight of these people - I am going to put words into action.