I had some things I wanted to share in this space with you all today, but I feel it is impossible to talk about myself when Haiti is in desperate need of our attention.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve purposely stayed a bit ignorant about all that has and is occurring in Haiti. It honestly overwhelms me. I fear if I think of it too much I’ll desire nothing more than to go there, but knowing that’s not possible I feel helpless. An overwhelmingly helplessness.
There is an incredible organization here that has gone from a dream to an official Clinton Global Initiative in just a few short years. Some of you will remember me talking about it here. It’s call the Restavek Freedom Foundation and it exists to end child slavery. Right now it is just existing to save dying lives. The Conns (the founders) were there when the earthquake hit. Joan has just returned home to report on what is happening, but her and her husband plan on staying there as long as needed to help in anyways possible.
The beauty of them and their organization is that every penny donated literally gets put to use that day. Today. Literally. They are getting fuel from the DR and driving it where needed. They are driving to the coast to the containers, storing up with food and water and driving it to remote villages where people still have not been helped. They are literally hands on and money donated will be 100% put to use today. That’s something you cannot say about any other organization.
I’m sure many of you have helped already, but if you have not – if you’ve stayed in a place of ignorance like I have – donate today. $5 is like a $1000 to them. $1000 is like a million. And, don’t we all have so much money we spend on meaningless things? Boy, I know I do …
I’ll write on Monday. Until then, have a wonderful weekend!