Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Red Cross Giving Aid to Haiti After Quake

On January 12, 2010, a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the country of Haiti, destroying its capital city, Port-au-Prince, and resulting in the destruction of thousands of homes, businesses, schools, and hospitals.  As many as 200,000 people may have been killed in the quake, with millions more injured and/or homeless.

The American Red Cross is accepting donations to help with relief efforts.  Making a donation is fast and easy and can be accomplished either online or via cell phone.  To donate $10.00 using your cell phone, just text the word Haiti to 90999; this amount will be added to your cell phone bill.  To donate any amount (minimum $10.00) online, visit www.redcross.org.

While not everybody is in a position to donate large sums of money, especially in today's economy, please try to give what you can.  Even a donation of $10.00 (which is the approximate cost of two fast-food meals) will help, as the donations add up.  Whether or not you are able to donate, please pass along this info to your friends and those on your email list.

Let us keep the citizens of Haiti in our thoughts and prayers.

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