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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Please Pray for Haiti






I am very appreciative of having a forum like this for discussing such matters as politics and religion and I generally try to keep things confined to these areas. There are exceptions of course and with the devastating earthquake that occured in Haiti this week I would like to ask any any theists reading this to please remember Haiti and the Haitian people in your prayers if you are not already doing so. Perhaps any atheists/agnostics reading this could try and send out "positive vibes" or whatever to empathize with the victims of the quake. If anyone would like to do so in a more directed fashion there are 2 people in particular I would request thoughts/prayers for. First would be Mr. Bolis Martin who hasnt been heard from since the quake hit and secondly a blogger who goes by the handle of Gorth Santana (Rod) who hasnt popped up on any blogs since the quake.


I've found one charity which seems to already be in place in Haiti and has an excellent, 4 Star Rating from Charity Navigator called Partners in Health which seems to be doing a great job there. If anyone else is aware of any other such highly rated charities, please post a link to it in the comments section. I'll probably update this post on Sunday after I find out what the official PCA response to this disaster will be.


UPDATE: Bolis checked in a short time ago and is OK. He was about an hour away from his home in the capital when the quake struck and couldnt get through to anyone. Marie France and Christelle are also OK. May little Jean Luc R.I.P.

6 comments:

Tracy said...

I'm with you JD and praying too. I just posted with a link to Samaritan's purse, a group I've liked for years who had already started responding yesterday. This link gives some info on what Samaritan's purse is doing and how people can contribute: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/articles/responding_to_haiti_earthquake/

feeno said...

Nicely done JD.

feen

JD Curtis said...

Thanks Tracy. I've always liked Franklin Graham's organization.

The Maryland Crustacean said...

Praying for the people of Haiti. Praying for all the relief efforts, public and private, secular and religious. And praying for Gorth, for his safety, and that somehow he would be able to know God's mercy even in the midst of the devastation.

JD Curtis said...

Thank you MC. Forbes.com just posted an interesting article entitled How To Spot Dubious Haiti Charity Pleas: Make sure your dollars get to the earthquake victims, not the scamsters

Ginx said...

The only thing sadder than the aftermath is the fact that scammers will use this as an opportunity. How can they justify it? When life gives someone else lemons, steal them and make lemonade...

How do they sleep at night (besides on piles of money)?