Haiti Relief Support – A Call to Compassion – Giveaway

by Alice Currah on January 14, 2010. Updated April 10, 2011

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.


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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Rosemary January 16, 2010 at 6:35 am

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.


Madame Sucre January 16, 2010 at 8:38 am

Thanks for doing this.. I also helped spread the word over at my blog with a list of food bloggers with fund raising efforts..

God Bless!


Becka Gagne January 16, 2010 at 12:07 pm

prayers for all the people and land of Haiti…


Emily January 16, 2010 at 12:13 pm

I donated my Swagbuck points to the cause and am commenting on generous blogs like yours. :)


Lillian Wilkins January 16, 2010 at 1:21 pm

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:)


Betsy January 16, 2010 at 4:50 pm

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…


Sherry January 16, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Thank you for linking up! Blessings for all you do!


ROS January 16, 2010 at 10:58 pm
mira templen January 16, 2010 at 11:36 pm

I salute you.
Let’s care in any way we can.


katklaw777 January 17, 2010 at 3:00 am

People coming together for a cause is a beautiful thing.
Peace and strength to all.


trudi January 17, 2010 at 8:17 pm

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!!


trudi January 17, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Oops, I am so sorry Alice!!
(not anne!)


Chantel January 21, 2010 at 9:53 am

Wonderful thing you are doing.
Peace and strength to all.


ren finch January 28, 2010 at 7:27 am

My candle is lit


Vincent Reginalds February 11, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Keep Haiti in your hearts on Valentines Day! Instead of a traditional card, I’ve posted a photo of my better half on the Haiti: Wall against Hunger – at http://wall.wfp.org


zercath July 28, 2010 at 12:56 pm

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.


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Steve December 16, 2013 at 3:57 pm

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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