Haiti Relief Support – A Call to Compassion – Giveaway

Haiti Haiti Relief Support   A Call to Compassion   Giveaway

A view of a damaged neighborhood in the Canape-Vert area on January 13, 2010, after an earthquake the day before in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

I am disturbed, burdened, and broken hearted all at once. The images and news coming from Haiti seem so despairing.. it’s just too much for me to take in.  The photos of kids lying in the arms of their parents is just too much for me to take.  They break me and leave me numb.

Our Haitian brothers and sisters need our help. They need our prayers and our resources. This is a call to compassion. Please take a moment, right now, to donate to an established non-profit relief organization. Most of us cannot physically go to Haiti to help, however these relief organizations can. Relief workers and volunteers are the hands and feet of compassion and hope.

I realize there are many worthy organizations helping in Haiti.  However, if you are unsure of where to donate, here is a list of organizations Rob and I are supporting:

Doctors Without Borders

Mercy Corps

World Concern

World Vision

This morning, Ree Drummond – The Pioneer Woman,  is doing a “Different Type of Giveaway”. If you leave a comment on her post, she will donate a dime for every comment.  She will also donate $500 each to 2 Organizations from the comments left on her post.

This blog, Savory Sweet Life, has been such a blessing to me.  Whatever influence this blog has, if any, I would like to use to help those who are in dire need.  In the name of compassion, I am doing a similar giveaway.

I will be donating $1 to every comment left on this post up to $1000.  I will select which non-profit relief agencies to donate to by picking 2 comments below.  Similar to Ree’s giveaway, just leave a comment with positive thoughts along with a relief agency you support.  I will pick 2 winners (at random) Sunday night-9pm PST.   [The winners have been chosen, you can read which agencies received the donations here.]

Thank you for taking the time to read this…together lets help the Haiti Relief Effort for those who cannot help themselves in their greatest time of need, 1 comment/$1 at a time.

A Call To Find A Matching Sponsor 1/15/10: If you are a food / kitchenware company, would you consider matching SSL’s $1000 for Haiti Relief?  If so, please email me at alice@savorysweetlife.com.

Update 1/15/10: Thanks to everyone who left a comment. We made it to $1000.  Feel free to continue to leave your positive thoughts and relief agency preferences in the comment section.  I will be selecting from all the comments on Sunday night.  Meanwhile, be sure to check back as I am updating the links of other Bloggers also raising awareness and funds for Haiti below. – Thanks.

Here is a list I found on MSNBC on organizations providing relief in Haiti including scams you want to avoid.

Alice

UPDATE: More Food Bloggers/Bloggers are also doing similar type of fund raising efforts on their blogs.  Please be sure to visit all of them and leave a comment.  Imagine the difference and support we can make one comment at at time!  If you are a blogger and are doing a similar type of fund raising effort, please let me know and I’ll add your link here.

PS:  Please get the word out there about all these giveaways on Twitter, MySpace, and Facebook.

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Comments

  1. Rosemary says

    I’ve been praying for them since I heard. But they need prayer in action as well – thank you for giving… I’d like to add to the giving in the little way I can.

  2. says

    Thank you to you and Ree and so many others who are making it easier for us our here to contribute somehow. I was so inspired by Ree that I commented on her blog and did a bunch of research and donated myself! It felt so good to be a small part in helping out such a devastated nation. Thanks for your inspiration! I love that my measly comment will be yet another help for someone in need:)

  3. Betsy says

    Praying for the people of Haiti, those rescue and service workers who are bringing help and aid, and for the days, weeks, months, and years of recovery ahead…

  4. trudi says

    Thank you for your generousity. We have donated via: clintonbushhaitifund.org.
    This is a reliable way to donate and know that all of the money donated is going to Haiti relief.
    Thank you again Anne, for doing a great thing!!

  5. says

    By the way, I also tried it with sweet potatoes with not much luck. I’m guessing the added starch in the russets has something to do with the viability of the microwave method and it just didn’t seem to work with the sweet potatoes.

  6. says

    I don’t know how I just found this but I think it is great that you are doing such a great job here. People need support and I’m sure you helped them with that.

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