Let’s Help Haiti
Here’s a quick refresher: On January 13, 2010 (just two days ago), a 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti, devastating the country, crumbling their buildings and killing an estimated 50,000 people. Right now, Haitians have nothing: no food, no water, no shelter. Even their government has been destroyed, almost to the point of anarchy, according to some news reports.
You’ve seen the pictures, the videos.
The situation is bad. Really, really bad.
But there is one thing Haitians do have and that’s hope for outside help. Giving back is really important to us at CollegeCandy, and there has never been a better time to do so. Therefore, we are pleading with all of you to take a moment, educate yourselves on the dire situation in Port-au-Prince, and help.
To simplify things, The Daily Beast published a story about how best to help Haiti. The list is comprised of the organizations providing the most crucial aid, including The Red Cross, UNICEF and Doctors without Borders. Choose one and give!
As Obama has reminded us for the past two days, now is the time for the world to come together and help those in need. The donations don’t have to be large and, thanks to technology, it’s never been easier to help. You can instantly send a $10 donation to the Red Cross by simply texting HAITI to 90999 (the money will be added to your monthly phone bill).
Just think about it: for the cost of 2 Venti Mocha Fraps at Starbucks, you can help rebuild a devastated country in need.
[Photo courtesy of CNN.com.]