Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Earthquake in Haiti

Due to an evening spent with DVDs and DVRs, I didn't hear about the Haitian earthquake until today at lunch when I pulled up the Seattle Times. There are hundreds of thousands of people sleeping on the streets because their homes have been destroyed. Hospitals, the ones that are still standing, have pulled staff from all departments to assist with trauma victims. The dead are laying in streets. It makes my heart ache, so I decided to donate. I'm making my donation to Doctors Without Borders.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. In 1999, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize. MSF currently operates with over 800 staff in Haiti, and not all have been accoutned for. The three areas generally used to treat emergencies and set up infrastructure are damaged and unusable. Around 70 more staff and a portable hospital are expected to arrive within the next several days.

If you would like to make a donation to support Doctors Without Borders, you may do so here:

Support Doctors Without Borders in Haiti

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