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Haiti Earthquake

Sending our our prayers to Haiti. Massive destruction from the earthquake has left possibly hundreds of thousand dead and many people are now homeless.

Click below to donate, send our money and love to our fellow

TEXT YELE to 501501 to send some much needed help to our friends in
Haiti after the severe earthquakes!

“Haiti today faced a natural disaster of unprecedented proportion, an earthquake unlike anything the country has ever experienced.

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake – and several very strong aftershocks – struck only 10 miles from Port-au-Prince.

I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse. The over 2 million people in Port-au-Prince tonight face catastrophe alone. We must act now.

President Obama has already said that the U.S. stands ‘ready to assist’ the Haitian people. The U.S. Military is the only group trained and prepared to offer that assistance immediately. They must do so as soon as possible. The international community must also rise to the occasion and help the Haitian people in every way possible.”

Many people have already reached out to see what they can do right now. We are asking those interested to please do one of two things: Either you can use your cell phone to text “Yele” to 501501, which will automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (it will be charged to your cell phone bill), or you can click here to DONATE.

These organizations are some that are accepting donations for Haiti relief:
UNICEF, Direct Relief, Yele Haiti, Partners in Health, Red Cross, World Food Program, Mercy Corps, Save the Children, Lambi Fund, Doctors Without Borders, The International Rescue Committee, Care; Catholic Relief Services; and Haiti Charity Relief.


Dina Knight

Gifts of meaning

When it comes to the holidays there tends to be a lot of anxiety produced around gift-giving and what would be the right thing to give someone. Will they like the color you pick out? Will it be the right size? What do I give to someone at my work place or whom I don't know that well.

One of the most precious gifts you can give someone is the gift of your time..for that is the most precious commodity we have. A gift that can never be replaced either as the present moment is always changing. It's not something you can insure but it can be worth more than you know. How do you give of your time to others? Perhaps you have a skill that you're able to help others with? Perhaps you spend time reading to young children. Perhaps you volunteer to help the elderly or homeless? In what meaningful ways do you give of your time?

Another great way to give that keeps on giving is through social programs such as Kiva. I love the concept they're using on micro-finance loans to help the poor become more empowered to help themselves through small businesses. check it out.