The people of Haiti have been in my thoughts and prayers as I find out more and more about the devastating earthquake. Here is information from a mom blogger friend who shared what she heard from a dear friend of hers with family in Haiti:
Port-au-Prince has been flattened. The major landmark buildings that we all thought would survive anything and that have survived everything previously (including the 4 hurricanes last year) are all largely destroyed. The National Palace is down. The national cathedral is down. The national penitentiary is down, and the 3,000+ most hardened criminals inwho were being housed there have taken to the streets.
I am happy to see once again social media being used for good. The Wall Street Journal article summed it up in their article "Tech Lends a Hand in Haiti". That article lists some of the main sites collecting funds for disaster relief. Tonight the Clever Girls Collective did a Twitter party for Haiti relief. PC World posted that Google Earth revealed the devastation in Haiti, Google Earth has a web page that also summarizes Disaster Relief. Here is information from that page on ways to text donations:
The following organizations are accepting SMS donations in the US only-
- SMS text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts
- SMS text “YELE” to 501501 to Donate $5 to Yele Haiti’s Earthquake Relief efforts
Here is the image from Google Earth. Thinking good thoughts of safety and quick relief for the people of Haiti: