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Monday, January 25, 2010

If you want to help Haiti

The following Information came from the group page of "Earthquake Haiti" on Facebook ... it's a great source of information for anyone interested in the Haitian Crisis

SEARCHING FOR RELATIVES

ICRC Family Links website revamped making it easier to check for missing relatives. Visit www.icrc.org

HAITI EMERGENCY CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS:

Anyone attempting to connect with family members or friends traveling or living in the region should call the On Call International hotline: 800-576-5172. Or, they can call On Call International collect at 603-328-1924. Callers should have as much information as possible readily available at the time of call, including tour operator name, itineraries, hotel information or cell phone numbers.U.S. citizens in Haiti can call the Embassy’s Consular Task Force at 509-2229-8942, 509-2229-8089, 509-2229-8322, or 509-2229-8672. To get help or find information in Haiti call: 1888-404-4747 or 202-332-4090, you can also call signal FM at: 305-407-2119.

The State Department Operations Center has set up the following number for Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747.

Family News Network of the International Committee of the Red Cross - Haiti - Earthquake 2010 - Locate your relatives go to: http://www.familylinks.icrc.org/WFL_HTI.NSF/DocIndex/locate_eng?opendocument

WARNING:

We are aware that so many of you want to lend your immediate support. We ask that you only donate to legitimate relief organizations at this time. The administrators of this page will help create a list of local orgs in Haiti, US orgs and other international orgs. Please beware there will be many scammers and illegitimate orgs and fundraisers that will try to trick you. This is not a time to profit off of the death and misery of millions of Haitian people.

http://www.icrc.org
http://WWW.REDCROSS.ORG
http://WWW.REDCROSS.CA
http://WWW.YELE.ORG
http://WWW.CLINTONFOUNDATION.ORG
http://4636.ushahidi.com/search_post.php

Text "Yele" to 501501 to donate $5 YĆ©le Foundation, founded by Wyclef Jean | Text "Haiti" to 20222 to donate $10 on behalf of The Clinton Foundation | Text "Haiti" to 90999 to donate $10 on behalf of the Red Cross

In the meantime feel free to visit www.cnn.com/impact

FIND FAMILY IN HAITI

To search for missing family visit www.cnn.com/haitimissing

Also for further information on Help for Haiti please visit the White House website at
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/01/13/help-haiti

CANADA:

Text 'Haiti' to 45678 to donate 5 dollars to the Canadian Salvation Army Earthquake Relief. To verify see: http://www.salvationarmy.ca/textdonations/

Friday, January 15, 2010

Just a word...

Ok, I'm going to do my best not to get preachy, which would be all too easy to do in this situation...but this whole Haiti thing has me shook-up. No it's not the Pat Robertson thing -I'll leave that alone- it's the fact that it's only been a few days since the earthquake rocked Haiti and so many people in the "social media worlds" (Twitter, Facebook, Myspace etc.) are going about their business as if something catastrophic hasn't just happened.

Mind you, I don't expect anyone, especially anyone that hasn't been personally affected by the quake on some personal level, to go all out, but I'm sure I'm not the only person that has seen people posting requests for loved ones and asking that we (the readers)pass them on...

Now come-on...if I can get all of those silly apps on Facebook(like the "RIP MJ pillow fight"...huh?) or one of those ridiculous email chain letters...come on you know the one...yes..that one..the one you sent "just in case"... or read the (sometimes) mindless babble of people that want to make sure I'm a part of every aspect of their lives...then surely, at least for a little while, I can stand to read through the requests and pass them on for everyone else to see..."just in case"...because this "just in case" might really be a matter of life and death...

just saying...

Be Blessed

Wyclef is trying to do his part...will you help?





This is for US citizens...use your cell phone and it will come up on your bill...

Say a Prayer for Haiti...







No I'm not Haitian...just Human...

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Well, It's 2010 and didn't want to start the New year off by procrastinating on writing in my blog. Most people have "lose weight" on their list year after year -- mine is "stop procrastinating", a habit that has dominated my new year's resolutions for far too long!! So even if it's this tiny little entry...I did it!!

BLahhhh! <(sticking out tongue to the procrastination monster)

Looking forward to more...

Be blessed