My posts are usually, light, and fun, and full of recipes and sarcasm.
However, today, my heart is heavy. My heart aches for the people of Haiti. Like I think it physically hurts.
There are a lot of theological discussions out there in blogger world. I’ve read some. I have my personal beliefs. But this I know. A tragedy happened. And they need help.
The question then becomes – how do we help?
There are MANY organizations that already had people on the ground in Haiti battling poverty. They are there and responding. They need our financial help. Mary over at Giving Up Perfect compiled a short list. It has the biggest organiztions on there.
The Princess and I talked about it yesterday in the car and decided The House of Hills would donate to Compassion. We sponsor a child in Peru, but have several friends who sponsor children in Haiti. They still don’t know if their children are safe. Compassion headquarters was near the epicenter of the quake. Last I read, they still hadn’t made contact with the headquarters.
The Princess gave me all her “Give” money last night to add to the donation her dad and I were putting together. She’s seven and wants to help.
What are you doing to help?
Update: Just saw this on twitter. An Email from Haiti.
Many of the bloggers I read and follow on Twitter have joined forces to raise money for Haiti. I am so impressed with what these women are doing, that I want to be a part. Therefore, The House of Hills will donate $1 more dollar to Compassion for everyone who leaves a comment here. I’m new to this blogging thing, but am AMAZED by the reach and the power it has. So, let’s do something together and help those in greatest need.
Money Saving Mom has an entire list of bloggers who are donating money for comments and links to their blogs. She also has some links to other charities on her page. Visit and see what else you can do. Together, we can help this nation survive this horrible tragedy.
The biggest thing we can do is pray. Pray for those who are hurt. Pray for those who have lost a loved one. Pray for those who are traveling to help. Pray for the doctors and nurses who are working around the clock under horrible conditions. Just pray for the nation.
So what are you doing to help? How are you praying? Leave a comment, and the House of Hills will donate $1 to Compassion just for that comment.