Lots of blog posts about Haiti in the last days...
Thinking of all these people there, especially the ones having lost loved ones, makes me feel sad and helpless. It needed a catastrophe like that for us to remember them and there´s lots of other tragedies going on in other countries we normally don´t hear about in the News. And, because of the situation in Haiti being very bad already for the last years, the earthquake hit them like such a desaster now.
I read several posts on Haiti in the last days, comparing ways to help and gather information. I found out about Troy and Tara Livesay, missionaries serving in Haiti, having a big family and keeping a journal on their blog. They list the two ministries they serve- one of them has a paypal option for donations and asks every person to give 5$. Then, the Livesays recommend Doctors Without Borders, because the medical situation is so bad.
Linda from Prairie Flower Farm also blogged about the Livesays.
And I really liked Molly´s approach of A Foothill Home Companion - she started crocheting little hearts to donate to the Craft Hope Etsy Store.
Jade Sims founded Craft Hope. She says its a "faith-based, love inspired project designed to share handmade crafts with those less fortunate".
Craft Hope recently opened an Etsy shop for helping Haiti! They sell wonderful handmade items donated by crafters! The whole proceedings go to Doctors without Borders. So far they have 19 items listed. Some of them you can see here:
On the Craft Hope site they ask you:"Please support Doctors Without Borders by either donating a handmade item or shopping in our Etsy store.Our Etsy shop will benefit Doctors Without Borders, with 100% of the proceeds going to them. The medical need in Haiti right now is acute. The Doctors Without Borders existing facilities are so badly damaged, they are no longer functional. Post-earthquake medical care will be from tents. So far they have treated 1,500 people – 500 of them need immediate major surgery. There are no facilities to do this in Haiti currently. An inflatable hospital should be arriving in Haiti today. The shop will remain open as long as we have donations to fill it up! Thanks to everyone for spreading a little hope to those in Haiti." So, I think there is something to do for helping for everybody- be it praying, knitting, chrocheting, crafting, donating money or being in the position to help in Haiti in person!!!