Neil Hester

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Location: North Carolina, United States

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti Relief Effort

Haiti is fairly close to the US on the map, but light years away in terms of prosperity, stability, and quality of life.

The above statement applied before the earthquake that hit Haiti recently. The situation in Haiti is tragic right now, and they need help. Read more here:

World races to reach 3million Haiti earthquake victims

Haiti earthquake left 100,000 dead in 60 seconds - and toll could reach 500,000: Warning Graphic content

Basically, at least 100,000 people died, about 3,000,000 more are displaced from their homes, and the infrastructure of Haiti is severely damaged (read: almost nonexistent).

I know that Haiti feels far away, and the reality is, this disaster doesn't directly affect most of us. Still, try and separate yourself from your own daily existence and imagine what it's like to be living in Haiti right now.

Here's an article with some information on donating:

Money needed most in Haiti earthquake relief efforts

Other options for donating include most churches and local organizations. Thanks, and take care,