January 16, 2010
I’ve been on vacation from the blog for a while and kept meaning to post things about my trip to Park City, Utah, for Christmas and New Year’s, and then my subsequent trip to Wilmington, North Carolina, to help my mom and dad while he recovers from a knee replacement. But that all seems a little insignificant in light of the earthquake that struck Haiti this week. Mom told me that the quake that struck San Francisco in 1989 during the World Series left 100 dead. In Haiti, the death toll is likely to be in the tens of thousands.
A friend of mine spent much of his childhood in Haiti, when his parents sold their Indiana farm and moved to Haiti to found a children’s hospital. John reports that Grace Children’s Hospital i”s still standing and administering vitally needed care. They need funds to replenish supplies that are dangerously low.”
As a former Red Cross volunteer, I certainly support the American Red Cross and have made a donation. But if you are looking for a reputable organization in Haiti where you can make a donation, please consider Grace Children’s Hospital. Click this link if you’d like to donate, mark your donation for Grace Children’s Hospital, and have them send acknowledgement to bethmillett at sbcglobal.net so I can thank you. I’ll also let my friend John know.
I know I for one am counting my blessings.