I'm at the airport waiting for a flight and for the last 2 hours I've sat here and watched CNN's continuous coverage on the horrible situation in Haiti. I've kept up with the news these past few days but seeing all this in relentless succession, I just feel sick to my stomach. As I watch the screen I see there are so many bodies being dumped at grave yards without being named and there's just as many orphans roaming the streets with no where to go home to, no one to hold or comfort them. I'm watching as these poor Haitians scramble for the most basic food and medicine. The one beautiful thing in all this chaos is that more and more people are lending a hand and their support, but still, it isn't enough. I want to use my voice on this blog to ask you personally to think about ways that you can help these people. We can't leave it to the next person. We all, as human beings, have a responsibility to one another.
As I fly to Paris tonight I'm going to think about more ways I myself can help further. In the mean time there are some very good and reputable charities around like yele.org - oxfam.org and doctorswithoutborders.org - these good people provide us with a number of opportunities to show our support of the effort over there. Take some time to have a look at these sites please and also feel free to leave me a comment about how you have helped or plan on doing so.
Lots of love to you all,