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Earthqauke in Haiti

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For the second week in a row, news events have determined my topic. Today the topic is the Earthquake in Haiti.  One day after the shock waves of Mark McGwire’s steroid admission a much more serious shock devastated the island of Haiti.   All of us by now have seen pictures of the devastation on the news or the internet. 

 I urge everyone to donate to the relief effort in any amount.  Regardless of our economic troubles we are having right now in the US, we have so much more compared to Haiti. After the earthquake they have less than nothing.   The need is so great but do not be discouraged.  Give what ever you can.  This tragedy transcends politics and all our differences. 

 When giving, it is best to give to established charities that know how to mobilize and that have the lowest administrative costs so that that highest percentage of your donations go to the relief effort. 

 One final note of caution.  When tragedy strikes like this there are always dishonest people that try to take advantage of the situation.  Be very careful that you give to an organization that is credible and established.  If there are ANY doubts do not give to the organization.  Also, be aware of scams over the phone or the internet.  Do not give personal information such as your bank account or social security number to anyone no matter how “real” the scheme may appear.

 Let’s hope that by next week’s blog there may be some light at the end of the tunnel for the people of Haiti and that aid and stability will permeate the country.

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Written by pacelinebiz

January 18, 2010 at 9:54 pm

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  1. You can use websites such as guidestar.com or charitynavigator.com to evalute not for profits.

    Melanie Nigro

    January 18, 2010 at 11:15 pm

  2. This is truly a time that the world comes together to help mankind.

    Kathy Murauskas

    January 19, 2010 at 9:32 am

  3. Hey i got to your site by mistake when i was searching bing for something off-topic but i have to say your site is really helpful. I like the theme and the content…so thanks for letting me procrastinate before i tackle my previous task, lol

    Gretta Trosper

    February 22, 2010 at 12:15 pm


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