Right now, our lives seem petty and mundane compared to the recent devastation in Haiti. While we may be bummed out that we may not have a vacation in the budget and whether we have enough money to pay off our HD televisions and student loans, Haitians are worrying about whether their loved ones are still alive and if they will have clean water to drink.
Although we would all love to donate a truck full of supplies to those in need, many of us just can’t afford it. Fortunately, there are little things we can do. Many grocery stores currently have boxes next to the registers where you can drop in some coins or cash to help. You can also text HAITI to 90999, which will donate $10 to the Red Cross. Haiti is already an impoverished country, and its residents are in a major crisis, so every little bit truly helps.
For more information about how you can help with relief efforts, visit the American Red Cross Web site or the Clinton Foundation Web site. I think it’s also wise for us to take a little time to be grateful for what we have, no matter how big or small. And if you do decide to contribute, be wary of charity scams.