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Jan 27 2010

Haiti

by Jnai W

My blog posts tend to be fairly random–just whatever’s on my mind at the moment. Right now that happens to be Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquakes that have ravaged the country.

For the past week or so I, like so many others, have been glued to the television and to the internet for any updates on the aftermath, relief efforts and ways to donate to the cause.  As heartbreaking as images and accounts of the tragedy have been, the outpouring of love and support has also been uplifting, encouraging and heartwarming.  Still, there’s always more that can be done, more that can be given.

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Jimmy L January 28, 2010 at 2:05 PM

Haitian-American author and short story writer Edwidge Danticat wrote a moving and personal article in the New Yorker recently that you can read here.

Also, there are many worthy places to give money to the Haitian cause. One I found recently is Partners in Health. They have been working in Haiti for over 20 years now, and the vast majority of their staff are local nationals based in the communities they serve.

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