The devastation in Haiti right now is unfathomable. I don't have any words to express how profoundly grieved I am regarding this tragedy, mostly because my mind cannot comprehend the level of poverty in that country, then to have it ravaged by the a natural disaster... simply unimaginable.
However, while it seems that we are powerless in our warm homes with our full bellies, I think there are plenty of opportunities to offer aid to Haiti. And many of them are simple and take only a few seconds.
Thanks to technology, you can text "Haiti" to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross or you can text "disaster" to 90999 to donate $10 to Compassion's disaster relief program. You can also donate to Compassion's Disaster Relief Fund by clicking the link.
You can also buy a cool Help Haiti T-Shirt and 100% of the profits go directly towards Haiti relief.
The Pioneer Woman is hosting a mixer giveaway and for every comment received on this post, she is donating $0.10 to Haiti recovery efforts. YOU get the chance to win a sweet mixer, and SHE donates to Haiti. How can you NOT comment?
Check out Living with Lindsay's blog to find out how to purchase a beautiful necklace from The Rusted Chain and a portion of the proceeds will go to Compassion.
The Pioneer Woman is doing another giveaway- $500 to the charity of your choice (as long as it is geared towards the Haiti efforts) plus $0.10 for every comment on this post.
Hope for Haiti is a website where each dollar you donate enters you into a raffle for some great prizes! Money collected will be donated to Red Cross or Compassion (This site is sponsored by several legitimate well-established businesses, including The SITS girls, so rest assured it isn't a scam.)
DesignHer Momma is donating $1 to Compassion for every comment left on this post.
KellysKorner is asking people who have ALREADY donated to comment on her blog and she is donating $1 for each comment (up to $1000) to Compassion.
Savory Sweet Life is donation $1 (up to $1000) for every comment left on this post.
Finally, PRAY, PRAY, PRAY. This disaster did not take God by surprise. He is still on his throne and he listens to the pleas of his people.
*This list is a work in progress and I'll update as I come across other opportunities. If you know of any other ways to support the relief efforts, please let me know and I'll add a link!