We've all been following the heartbreaking news coming out of Haiti since yesterday's tragic earthquake.
I am glad to see that our national government is moving in with assistance, but as New Yorker's many of us have personal relationships with Haiti and with the large Haitian American community in our own great and diverse City.
For me, this tragedy reinforces how precious and fragile our lives and safety can be!
Nature has taken its course and overnight, an entire country is thrown into turmoil.
I invite you to join me in offering personal assistance to the people of Haiti by donating what you can to any of the fine groups below who are currently working to provide aid and relief to the devastated communities of Haiti.
A few organizations whose efforts would benefit greatly from your donations include:
AMERICAN RED CROSS
Text “HAITI” to “90999″ to make a $10 donation.
2025 E Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(800) REDCROSS (733-2767)
226 Causeway St., 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2206
(800) 77-OXFAM (776-9326)
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA/MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES (MSF)
333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001-5004
For a list of more groups go to http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/13/haiti-disaster-relief-how-to-contribute/
Thank you to all for your generosity.