Thursday, January 14, 2010

Following Up on Haiti

According to CNN, "officials fear 100,000" may be dead in Haiti. The video below has information on aid to Haiti.



I posted a news release yesterday from the FBI, a warning to beware of scams, fake donation sites and charities. Read that here, and remember a safe way to donate is through the Red Cross, which says its site has been overwhelmed with donations and so lags.

WDSU has a story on churches on Lake Pontchartrain's North Shore that are sending support to Haitian earthquake victims. The station also has a story about a boy who survived Hurricane Katrina and also the earthquakes.

In addition, BlogHer.com has posts on this horrible disaster.

You may have heard by now, as I did Tuesday, that Pat Robertson is spouting nonsense like Haitians are cursed because they made a pact with the devil. A number of Christians, such as Ms. Lady Deborah, have spoken out against his pain-inflicting rhetoric. Furthermore, the CBS Evening News has a list of some of Robertson's other crazy comments of the past, such as Hurricane Katrina was a punishment from God for the sin of abortion.

Again, please donate. Britt Bravo at BlogHer shares a list of ways to send help.

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