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    Do you feel hopeless.

    That you can't do nothing for the Haitians.
    The laws of this nation will not let any of them evacuate for emergency help.
    Looking @ the news as it comes in, I feel so helpless.
    They are all God's chirren no matter how you look @ it.

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    Text Yele to 501 501 to donate $5 to Haiti.... Please donate to the earthquake relief fund through Wyclef's organization .
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    You feel hopeless?
    Why?

    Once there is life there is hope and I am sure even through this despair the Haitian people are hopeful.

    Helpless?
    See Nica's post.

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    You can also donate through UNICEF and Redcross
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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgeflash View Post
    You feel hopeless?
    Why?

    Once there is life there is hope and I am sure even through this despair the Haitian people are hopeful.

    Helpless?
    See Nica's post.
    I have always been active in providing help to nations with diaster.
    I'm just sitting here looking @ the news and wondering why I can't be active anymore.
    I have already sent money to the cause, but money isn't everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swallow View Post
    I have always been active in providing help to nations with diaster.
    I'm just sitting here looking @ the news and wondering why I can't be active anymore.
    I have already sent money to the cause, but money isn't everything.
    see if you can fly in with red cross or some other org to volunteer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nica View Post
    see if you can fly in with red cross or some other org to volunteer.
    It's not that simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swallow View Post
    It's not that simple.
    I felt very helpless this morning and in shock. All the diaster training does not prepare you to really deal with the harsh reality. I happen to be a former director of volunteers for the Red cross. The current staff for the Red cross and the building was also distroyed in Haiti. But by using tweet and facebook I feel a little better about action.

    But Nica is correct and now I am just getting folks to call their local red cross for info. American Red Cross releases $200,000 in aid to help communities affected by earthquake in Haiti


    American Red Cross releases $200,000 in aid to help communities affected by earthquake in Haiti


    Tuesday, January 12, 2010 — The American Red Cross has pledged an initial $200,000 to assist communities impacted by today’s earthquake in Haiti, and is prepared to take further action as local responders assess the situation.

    “Initial reports indicate widespread damage in Port au Prince, with continuing aftershocks,” says Tracy Reines, director of international disaster response for the American Red Cross. “As with most earthquakes, we expect to see immediate needs for food, water, temporary shelter, medical services and emotional support.”

    The American Red Cross has made available all of the relief supplies from its warehouse in Panama which would provide for basic needs for approximately 5,000 families. In addition, it is deploying a disaster management specialist to Haiti, and has additional disaster specialists on standby if needed.

    The American Red Cross has an extensive partnership with the Haitian Red Cross, which is expected to lead the Red Cross response to the earthquake.

    The American Red Cross has staff on the ground in Haiti who provide ongoing HIV/AIDS prevention and disaster preparedness programs. At this time, all the three American Red Cross staff in Haiti have all been reported safe.

    The Haitian Red Cross was founded in 1932 and is one of the primary organizations in the country responding to disasters. Although earthquakes are less common, Haiti is frequently impacted by hurricanes including those in 2008, and the Haiti Red Cross has developed experience in disaster response due those disasters.

    For more information and to schedule interviews, please contact Mat Morgan: morganmat@usa.redcross.org or 202-262-9148.

    We are not accepting volunteers to travel to Haiti. If you would like to volunteer for the American Red Cross, please contact your local chapter. For inquiries about relatives living and who have citizenship in Haiti, please be patient and call repeatedly until the lines clear or contact other family members who live nearby. Telephone, Internet and other communication lines are often disrupted in times of disaster. People trying to locate U.S. citizens living or traveling in Haiti should contact the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services, at 1-888-407-4747 or 202-647-5225.


    You can help the victims of countless crises around the world each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need. Donations to the International Response Fund can be sent to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013 or made by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or online at American Red Cross

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