Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy - Outside the United States


With all the coverage of the damage in the United States caused by Hurricane Sandy, it hit me that just a few days earlier, the same storm made landfall in the Caribbean. Cuba, Jamaica and Haiti...all faced the wrath of Sandy and yet, I haven't seen anything on the news here in Canada about the damages, death tolls and aftermath.  I'm just putting up a few newsfeed photos (not mine) to remind myself that this is not just an American news story. Haiti, particularly, is suffering and will continue to. 40 - 50% of their food crops have been destroyed meaning food security is once again diminished.
I'm just going to leave you with this: take a few minutes...look up your favourite charity and find out if they are working in Haiti and throw a little support behind them.  It doesn't diminish what is happening on the Eastern seaboard of the United States but the states that are affected have 40+ other states standing with them. Who is standing up for these?


















If you don't have a trusted charity on the ground in Haiti, here are a few that are working there already and are in place to help:

CARE:
 http://care.ca/our-work/what-we-do/emergency-relief/haiti-earthquake/hurricane-Sandy

SAVE THE CHILDREN:
 http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6151435/

 This is the link to a trusted orphanage in Haiti that continues to care for  the ever increasing number of kids that are orphaned and vulnerable in Haiti:

http://godslittlestangelsinhaiti.org


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