Disaster in Haiti

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The reports are still coming in on the earthquake and all of the damage done on this small and very poor country.  Obviously we are concerned about the lives and welfare of the people there.  From a personal note as much as I want to help in any way that we can, I am not inclined to give to large organizations with big overhead – without knowing exactly how what we do can help.  So while still here in the Caribbean on vacation I have started to investigate how we may be able to assist.

Here are a couple of ideas and please this is also a call to others to contribute ideas too.

  1. Soles4Souls Text message a contribution: Text “AOK” to 20222 ($5 per text will provide 2 pairs of shoes)  or contribute to the Balanced Life Skills site.  This method will help in our local community as well as Haiti
  2. I do know a priest in Haiti (Father Alexis) who runs a number of schools that along with a local Rotary we are trying to reach to see how to make some direct assistance.
  3. There is an organization called Shelterbox who may be a good choice also
  4. I have been contacted by another friend who has a connection to an orphanage that I am also trying to make contact with.

Do you have anyone or any groups that have people on the ground there that we can assist directly?   Leave a message here, email us or for students go to our student site and check out volunteer opportunities and lets talk about what we can do.