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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- The Pioneer Woman “A Different Type of Giveaway”
- Saffron and Blueberry “Haitian Relief Effort-Comment to Raise Funds”
- Thursday Night Smackdown “Thursday Night Give Back”
- Amy Leavitt Photography Blog “Help For Haiti”
- Money Saving Mom “Help For Haiti: Everyone Can Do Something – Comment or Link Up and We’ll Donate” <-You’ll find lots of blogs participating here.
- The Cooking Ninja “Comment To Help Raise Funds”
- What’s Gaby Cooking “Help For Haiti”
- Feeding The Saints “Open Hands: Helping Haiti”
PS: Please get the word out there about all these giveaways on Twitter, MySpace, and Facebook.