I guess this belongs in the serious discussion. Or perhaps it's just general chat. Not really looking for a discussion or chat. You have probably seen the news and some of the images. I'll post a few here. For those that are older and can afford to do so, please send a small donation (it doesn't have to be much) to one of the magnificent international relief charitable organizations. I'll list a few excellent international ones:
Doctors Without Borders
Food for the Poor
Catholic Relief Services
You can google and find their web sites. There are others as well.
The people of Haiti were among the poorest in the world to begin with. I'm sure they don't have the resources to address what's going on now. I have a friend who has gone to Haiti to help in an orphanage for one week every year. She was planning to go next month. I don't know how this effects her plans. But she has told me stories of the destitution. She has shown me pictures. It's got to be really bad now. My heart goes out to them.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/cb_haiti_earthquakeTens of thousands feared dead after Haiti quake
By JONATHAN M. KATZ, Associated Press Writer Jonathan M. Katz, Associated Press Writer – 34 mins ago
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Dazed survivors wandered past dead bodies in rubble-strewn streets Wednesday, crying for loved ones, and rescuers searched collapsed buildings as officials feared the death toll from Haiti's devastating earthquake could reach into the tens of thousands.
The first cargo planes with food, water, medical supplies, shelter and sniffer dogs headed to the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation a day after the magnitude-7 quake flattened much of the capital of 2 million people.
Tuesday's earthquake brought down buildings great and small — from shacks in shantytowns to President Rene Preval's gleaming white National Palace, where a dome tilted ominously above the manicured grounds. SNIP